Books > Old Books > The White Peacock (1906)


Page 44

PART I - CHAPTER IV
THE FATHER


'Where are his clothes? Clothes,' I repeated pointing to my coat. She understood, and muttered: `I 'll fetch 'em ye.'
We should have followed her as she hurried upstairs through a door near the head of the bed, had we not heard a heavy footstep in the kitchen, and a voice saying: `Is the old lady going to drink with the devil? Hallo, Mrs. May, come and drink with me!' We heard the tinkle of the liquor poured into a glass, and almost immediately the light tap of the empty tumbler on the table.
' I'll see what the old girl 's up to,' he said, and the heavy tread came towards us. Like me, he stumbled at the little step, but escaped collision with the table.
`Damn that fool's step,' he said heartily. It was the doctor-for he kept his hat on his head, and did not hesitate to stroll about the house. He was a big, burly, red-faced man.
' I beg your pardon;' he said, observing my mother. Aiy mother bowed.
'Mrs. Beardsall?' he asked, taking off his hat. My mother bowed.
`I posted a letter to you. You are a relative of his-of
poor old Carlin's ?'-he nodded sideways towards the bed. `The nearest,' said my mother.
'Poor fellow-he was a bit stranded. Comes of being a bachelor, ma'am.'
` I was very rriuch surprised to hear from him,' said my mother.
`Yes, I guess he's not been much of a one for writing to his friends. He 's had a bad time lately. You have to pay some time or other. We bring them on ourselves~.iliy devils as we are-I beg your pardon.'
There was a moment of silence, during which the doctor sighed, and then began to whistle softly.
'Well-we might be more comfortable if we had the blind up,' he said, letting daylight in among the glimmer of the tapers as he spoke.
`At any rate,' he said, 'you won't have any trouble settling up-no debts or anything of that. I believe there 's a bit to leave-so it 's not so bad. Poor devil- he was very down at the last; but we have to pay at one

travel books:
where is HTML where is HEAD where is TITLE 'Where are his clothes? Clothes,' I repeated pointing to my coat. She understood, and muttered: `I 'll fetch 'em ye.' We should have followed her as she hurried upstairs through a door near what is head of what is bed, had we not heard a heavy footstep in what is kitchen, and a voice saying: `Is what is old lady going to drink with what is fun ? Hallo, Mrs. May, come and drink with me!' We heard what is tinkle of what is liquor poured into a glass, and almost immediately what is light tap of what is empty tumbler on what is table. ' I'll see what what is old girl 's up to,' he said, and what is heavy tread came towards us. Like me, he stumbled at what is little step, but escaped collision with what is table. `Damn that fool's step,' he said heartily. It was what is doctor-for he kept his hat on his head, and did not hesitate to stroll about what is house. He was a big, burly, red-faced man. ' I beg your pardon;' he said, observing my mother. Aiy mother bowed. 'Mrs. Beardsall?' he asked, taking off his hat. My mother bowed. `I posted a letter to you. You are a relative of his-of poor old Carlin's ?'-he nodded sideways towards what is bed. `The nearest,' said my mother. 'Poor fellow-he was a bit stranded. Comes of being a bachelor, ma'am.' ` I was very rriuch surprised to hear from him,' said my mother. `Yes, I guess he's not been much of a one for writing to his friends. He 's had a bad time lately. You have to pay some time or other. We bring them on ourselves~.iliy fun s as we are-I beg your pardon.' There was a moment of silence, during which what is doctor sighed, and then began to whistle softly. 'Well-we might be more comfortable if we had what is blind up,' he said, letting daylight in among what is glimmer of what is tapers as he spoke. `At any rate,' he said, 'you won't have any trouble settling up-no debts or anything of that. I believe there 's a bit to leave-so it 's not so bad. Poor fun - he was very down at what is last; but we have to pay at one where is meta name="keywords" content="old books, Free book , free book offer , free audio books , free coloring book pages , free book reports , free audio book , audio books free download , book free , free guest book , books free , free book summaries , download free audio books , free childrens books." where is where are they now rel="stylesheet" type="text/css" href="../../style.css" where is meta http-equiv="Content-Type" content="text/html; charset=iso-8859-1" where is BODY bgColor=#ffffff text="#000000" where are they now ="#000000" v where are they now ="#FF0000" where is div align="center" where is strong where is strong where is a href="http://www.aaoldbooks.com" Books > where is a href="../default.asp" title="Book" Old Books > where is strong where is a href="default.asp" The White Peacock (1906) where is table width="700" border="1" align="center" cellpadding="15" cellspacing="0" where is center where is tr where is td width="160" align="center" valign="top" where is div align="center" where is td align="center" valign="top" where is div align="left" where is div align="center" where is p align="left" Page 44 where is strong PART I - CHAPTER IV what is FATHER where is p align="justify" 'Where are his clothes? Clothes,' I repeated pointing to my coat. She understood, and muttered: `I 'll fetch 'em ye.' We should have followed her as she hurried upstairs through a door near what is head of what is bed, had we not heard a heavy footstep in what is kitchen, and a voice saying: `Is what is old lady going to drink with what is fun ? Hallo, Mrs. May, come and drink with me!' We heard what is tinkle of what is liquor poured into a glass, and almost immediately what is light tap of what is empty tumbler on what is table. ' I'll see what what is old girl 's up to,' he said, and what is heavy tread came towards us. Like me, he stumbled at what is little step, but escaped collision with what is table. `Damn that fool's step,' he said heartily. It was what is doctor-for he kept his hat on his head, and did not hesitate to stroll about what is house. He was a big, burly, red-faced man. ' I beg your pardon;' he said, observing my mother. Aiy mother bowed. 'Mrs. Beardsall?' he asked, taking off his hat. My mother bowed. `I posted a letter to you. You are a relative of his-of poor old Carlin's ?'-he nodded sideways towards what is bed. `The nearest,' said my mother. 'Poor fellow-he was a bit stranded. Comes of being a bachelor, ma'am.' ` I was very rriuch surprised to hear from him,' said my mother. `Yes, I guess he's not been much of a one for writing to his friends. He 's had a bad time lately. You have to pay some time or other. We bring them on ourselves~.iliy fun s as we are-I beg your pardon.' There was a moment of silence, during which what is doctor sighed, and then began to whistle softly. 'Well-we might be more comfortable if we had what is blind up,' he said, letting daylight in among what is glimmer of what is tapers as he spoke. `At any rate,' he said, 'you won't have any trouble settling up-no debts or anything of that. I believe there 's a bit to leave-so it 's not so bad. Poor fun - he was very down at what is last; but we have to pay at one where is Server.Execute("_SiteMap.asp") %

Book Pages: default , 003 , 004 , 005 , 006 , 007 , 008 , 009 , 010 , 011 , 012 , 014 , 015 , 016 , 017 , 018 , 019 , 020 , 021 , 022 , 023 , 025 , 026 , 027 , 028 , 029 , 030 , 031 , 032 , 033 , 034 , 035 , 036 , 037 , 038 , 039 , 040 , 041 , 042 , 043 , 044 , 045 , 046 , 047 , 048 , 049 , 050 , 051 , 052 , 053 , 054 , 055 , 056 , 057 , 058 , 059 , 060 , 061 , 062 , 063 , 064 , 065 , 066 , 067 , 068 , 069 , 070 , 071 , 072 , 073 , 074 , 075 , 076 , 077 , 078 , 079 , 080 , 081 , 082 , 083 , 084 , 085 , 086 , 087 , 088 , 089 , 090 , 091 , 092 , 093 , 094 , 095 , 096 , 097 , 098 , 099 , 100 , 101 , 102 , 103 , 104 , 105 , 106 , 107 , 108 , 109 , 110 , 111 , 112 , 113 , 114 , 115 , 116 , 117 , 118 , 119 , 120 , 121 , 122 , 123 , 124 , 125 , 126 , 127 , 128 , 129 , 130 , 131 , 132 , 133 , 134 , 135 , 136 , 139 , 140 , 141 , 142 , 143 , 144 , 145 , 146 , 147 , 148 , 149 , 150 , 151 , 152 , 153 , 154 , 155 , 156 , 157 , 158 , 159 , 160 , 161 , 162 , 163 , 164 , 165 , 166 , 167 , 168 , 169 , 170 , 171 , 172 , 173 , 174 , 175 , 177 , 178 , 179 , 180 , 181 , 182 , 183 , 184 , 185 , 186 , 187 , 188 , 189 , 190 , 191 , 192 , 193 , 194 , 195 , 196 , 197 , 198 , 199 , 200 , 201 , 202 , 203 , 204 , 205 , 206 , 207 , 208 , 209 , 210 , 211 , 212 , 213 , 214 , 215 , 216 , 217 , 218 , 219 , 220 , 221 , 222 , 223 , 224 , 225 , 226 , 227 , 228 , 229 , 230 , 231 , 232 , 233 , 234 , 235 , 236 , 237 , 238 , 239 , 240 , 241 , 243 , 244 , 245 , 246 , 247 , 248 , 249 , 250 , 251 , 252 , 253 , 254 , 255 , 256 , 257 , 258 , 259 , 260 , 265 , 266 , 267 , 268 , 269 , 270 , 271 , 272 , 273 , 274 , 275 , 276 , 277 , 278 , 279 , 280 , 281 , 282 , 283 , 284 , 285 , 286 , 288 , 289 , 290 , 291 , 292 , 293 , 294 , 295 , 296 , 297 , 299 , 300 , 301 , 302 , 303 , 304 , 305 , 306 , 307 , 308 , 309 , 311 , 312 , 313 , 314 , 315 , 316 , 317 , 318 , 319 , 320 , 321 , 322 , 323 , 324 , 325 , 326 , 327 , 328 , 329 , 330 , 331 , 332 , 333 , 334 , 335 , 336 , 337 , 338 , 339 , 340 , 341 , 342 , 343 , 344 , 345 , 346 , 347 , 348 , 349 , 350 , 351 , 352 , 353 , 354 , 355 , 356 , 357 , 358 , 359 , 360 , 363