The Lady of Kingdoms (Classic Reprint)

The Lady of Kingdoms (Classic Reprint)

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Excerpt from The Lady of Kingdoms qWell, you can't get a word out of her, q Mrs. Wallis said in an accent compounded equally of virtuous disgust and balked curiosity. qNo matter what you say to her. She says the child's hers, and who the father is ain't nobody else's business. And if anybody thinks they can go do any better, they've got my permission to try.q Mrs. Wallis's hard sharp black eyes, set high in her flat toad-like head, snapped a challenge to the three women who sat about the bed. With a double motion that was habitual to her, she fluffed up with one hand her mat of thickly-curled artificial hair and pushed down with the other a perpetually obtrusive corset-steel. qThere ain't a drop of shame in her anywhere as far as I can see, q she added irritably, turning to the woman who lay on the bed. Mrs. Drake, to whom Mrs. Wallis addressed this last remark, emitted nothing beyond a nonplussed, qYou don't!q qWho'd have thought Gert Beebee would ever come to this pass?q - Mrs. Tubman took it up. Mrs. Tubman was a pasty, bulging, fatly-shapeless woman with one fixed dull eye and one roving bright one. qWhy, I used to think she was a real clever little girl.q qShe was, q Mrs. Drake answered. qSmart as a whip, and bright as a dollar.q She added after a pause, qSouthward always said she liked her better'n most any girl 'cept Hester when they was in school together.q No one replied for a moment. And in that instant, the same expression dropped a non-committal curtain over the features of Mrs. Drake's guests. About the Publisher Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at www.forgottenbooks.com This book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art technology to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works.Drakea#39;s guests. About the Publisher Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at www.forgottenbooks.com This book is a reproduction of an important historical work.


Title:The Lady of Kingdoms (Classic Reprint)
Author: Inez Haynes Irwin
Publisher: - 2015-07-11
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