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The Pines of Lory by Mitchell, John Ames [Paperback]
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Excerpt: ...hunger-the Fourth of July arrived, and they celebrated the occasion by a sumptuous dinner. There was soup, sardines, cold tongue, dried-apple sauce, baked potatoes, fresh bread, and preserved pears, and the last of the grapes. At table, Elinor faced the empty chair that held the miniature, for the absent lady's right to that place was always respected. Pats sat at the end facing the door. They dined at noon. A bottle of claret was opened and they drank to the health of Uncle Sam. Toward the end of the dinner, Pats arose, and with one hand on the table to reinforce his treacherous legs, held aloft his glass. Looking over to the dog, who lay by the open door, his head upon his paws, he said: "Solomon, here's to a certain woman; of all women on earth the most unselfish and forgiving, the most perfect in spirit and far and away 119 the most beautiful-the Ministering Angel of the Pines. God bless her " At these words Solomon, as if in recognition of the sentiment, arose from his position near the door, walked to Elinor's side and, with his habitual solemnity, looked up into her eyes. "Solomon," said Pats, "you have the soul of a gentleman." In Elinor's pale face there was a warmer color as she bent over and caressed the dog. After the dinner all three walked out into the pines, Pats leaning on the lady's arm. The day was warm. But the gentle, southerly breeze came full of life across the Gulf. And the water itself, this day, was the same deep, vivid blue as the water that lies between Naples and Vesuvius. The convalescent and his nurse stopped once or twice to drink in the air-and the scene. Pats filled his lungs with a long, deep breath. "I feel very light. Hold me fast, or I may float away." Both his head and his legs seemed flighty and precarious. Those two glasses of claret were proving a little too much-they had set his brain a-dancing. But this he... *Author: Mitchell, John Ames *Binding Type: Paperback *Number of Pages: 44 *Publication Date: 2012/10/27 *Language: English *Dimensions: 9.69 x 7.44 x 0.09 inches
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The Pines of Lory (Paperback)
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ISBN

9781153827645

Fiction/Non-Fiction

Fiction

Publisher

General Books

Pages

84

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$17.70

Author

Mitchell, John Ames

Publication Date

03/04/2010

Release Status

In Print

Format

Paperback

Language

English

 
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