Barry Pain The octave of Claudius

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The octave of Claudius

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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. 1897 Excerpt: ...She drew a long breath. "Ah! please say the last part of that again--slowly." "As for the rest, no one has" "No; go on after ' You don't look merely worldly,' and say some more." "You don't look merely worldly. You look--but I'm afraid I've not known you long enough to say that." "Let me see," she said meditatively, " how long have you known me?" "Either five minutes, or five hundred years." "Well"--with conscious audacity--" make it years, then." "In that case I may say that you look like--like your first name, grown a little tired of paradise." "Oh, stop! you must go back at once. Away with those years! You've only known me minutes, just three minutes, Mr. Sandell." "Pardon me, Miss Wycherley, but it must be at least six--probably more. You observe that we are eating salmon." Angela laughed. "What a nice idea to measure time by the menu. Now observe, when it's half-past the caramel pudding, we may possibly speak about myself again. Until then--no. You've been to the Academy, of course?" "Certainly not." "A great theatre-goer?" "Hardly ever. Come soon--soon--caramel pudding." "You ought not to say that. Here's another chance for you. The lady in black satin is my mamma, and Lady Verrider's a dear too. But you can say anything you like about anybody except those two--and me." "Then," said Claudius, "I shall talk about myself, and at some considerable length. I've made up my mind to it, and it's your fault." She lowered her voice and looked mischievous. "Do you think, Mr. Sandell, that you ought to neglect that quite nice lady on your other side all through dinner? O...

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