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. 1912 Excerpt: ...of the name. He would make his home among his people and prove by his living that he was one of them. Would he? He thought of Alice and his arms fell limply and he dropped into a chair. What of Alice? He had asked her to marry him and he was pledged to wait until such time as she saw fit to speak. It was unfair, of course, and it was his own fault. He who dances must pay, and he is fortunate if he pays for no dancing but his own. What if Alice should say yes? Would she live in Doncaster? He could smile at the thought. A born and bred New Yorker might conceivably consent to live elsewhere, but that elsewhere would scarcely be dirty, smoky Doncaster. At any rate he must await her decision. The way from the hills of pleasure to the smoky valley where lay the dusty path of duty was plain to see, but he had set the torch to the bridge that lay between and offered his limbs to be bound. CHAPTER XIII TWO GIRLS AND A MAN AND SOME OTHERS /"NE woman disrupted Eden, alone and unas sisted, save by her curiosity and her appetite. If there had been two for the task, it is interesting but awe-inspiring to consider the probable changes in the third chapter of Genesis. But it is well to leave the contemplation of such fearsome matters to French playwrights and English women who write novels. John Christopher went to his first meeting with Eve Walcott with mingled feelings of pleasurable anticipation and nervous trepidation, plus a slight flavor of unwillingness. He would not and yet he would. He feared and was disgusted with his fear; he hoped and wondered why. In short he was an average young man paying a call to an average young woman with whom he had had various passages at arms, whom he regarded with some distrust and not a little respect, and whose feelings toward...
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