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Who Is Sylvia? (Paperback) - Alice Price
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Who Is Sylvia? (Paperback) - Paperback

2012, ISBN: 1231503769

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[EAN: 9781231503768], Neubuch, [PU: Rarebooksclub.com, United States], Brand New Book with Free Worldwide Delivery ***** Print on Demand *****. This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1883 Excerpt: .glove. Joe's face, as he stood and pondered a minute, was a silent exposition of an emphatic--" I knowed it!" From that glove to the weary, deep-lined features he looked sagaciously, finishing with a couple of nods worthy of Lord Eldon, and a long-drawn breath representing an inaudible whistle. Then he stepped cautiously away, closed the door, went outside the window, and treated a pair of visionary dogs going through an imaginary fight on a flower-bed to such a torrent of loud-tongued abuse, that when he returned to Mr. Dasent's study (troubled en route by a dreadful choking) his knock was promptly answered, his master wide awake, and the tell-tale glove nowhere in sight! Joe's orders were brief: to have the T-cart ready by half-past eleven; to see the gates at each end of the "Heath," as the Dasents' eighty acres of park were always called, were open, ready for the wedding-carriages either way. "An' I'm to take you up at the church, sir?" asked Joe. "Wait for me here," said his master curtly, not choosing to explain that from the church party he should be missing. "And breakfast, sir?" "Can wait till I come." On which Joe went off, imbued with a certain fellow-feeling for his master. "These here weddin's is nasty things," thought he, "cept you make werry sure you've got a hold of the right couple! For the life of me I can't see what need they've got to make sich a do about this marriage for. Fussin' about and tradin' off to other countries. Why can't they content themselves with a little trip at home, I wonder! An' the gentleman's none such a catch to my mind, neither!" But Joe's feelings were tinged with melancholy; and on purely personal grounds alone he took a one-sid.

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