My Official Wife: A Novel

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George Routledge, 1892 - 231 pages
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Page 147 - It was a delightful book füll of an almost Yankee Imagination (Neill, A Dominie's Log, p. 100). In fact, I could see it with almost relief he heard that I was to take my wife so immediately from St. Petersburg (Savage, My Official Wife, p. 75). The glorious youth, this almos' god, suffered her to touch his brow, to !ook at him (Hewlett, Forest Lovers, p.
Page 49 - Soft and languishing and lazy ; But of a beauty that would drive you crazy.
Page 189 - I would have struck a blow that would have given Russia perhaps freedom ; a blow for the wronged, the oppressed, the down-trodden under the heel of this tyrant.
Page 145 - I led her to the door of her room. " Now," whispered I, " look your things over. Have they been examined ? " She made a short inspection, then said suddenly :
Page 16 - she continued, her sweet voice ranging through its wonderful minor chords. " Don't leave me here. I must cross this frontier now. I am already regarded as your wife. Why, they did not even ask me for a passport.
Page 130 - Just to bid you a last adieu, my fair cousin," he ejaculated, and shaking her hand, an unusual salute for him, I noted with rage he slipped a little billet doux into the fair fingers stretched eagerly out to him.
Page 83 - then threw myself into a chair and burst into a laugh that tried to be merry. I — the criminal of a day — the de'classe' — the fugitive from the Russian secret police — I— the lost — the ruined — the despairing!

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