The Good Soldier

The Good Soldier (Paperback)

By Ford Madox Ford 
Publisher: Rarebooksclub.com
Edition: Paperback
Language: English
ISBN: 145891755X
EAN: 9781458917553
No. of Units: 1
No. of Pages: 70
Publish Date: 2012-7-1
Binding: Paperback
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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. 1915 edition. Excerpt: ...than her dress, which had at least some pinkish reflections from the gravel. It was dreadful to see her with her eyes closed like that. "Oh," she exclaimed, and her hand that had appeared to be groping, settled for a moment on my arm. "Never speak of it. Promise never to tell my father of it. It brings back those dreadful dreams..." And, when she opened her eyes she looked straight into mine. "The blessed saints," she said, "you would think they would spare you such things. I don't believe all the sinning in the world could make one deserve them." They say the poor thing was always allowed a light at night, even in her bedroom.... And yet, no young girl could more archly and lovingly have played with an adored father. She was always holding him by both coat lapels; cross-questioning him as to how he spent his time; kissing the top of his head. Ah, she was well-bred, if ever anyone was. The poor, wretched man cringed before her--but she could not have done more to put him at his ease. Perhaps she had had lessons in it at her convent. It was only that peculiar note of his voice, used when he was overbearing or dogmatic, that could unman her--and that was only visible when it came unexpectedly. That was because the bad dreams that the blessed saints allowed her to have for her sins always seemed to her to herald themselves by the booming sound of her father's voice. It was that sound that had always preceded his entrance for the terrible lunches of her childhood... I have reported, earlier in this chapter, that Leonora said, during that remainder of their stay at Nauheim, after I had left, it had seemed to her that she was fighting a long duel with unseen weapons against silent adversaries. Nancy, as I have also said, was always trying to go off...
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Title: The Good Soldier
Publisher: Rarebooksclub.com
Author: Ford Madox Ford
Edition: Paperback
Language: English
ISBN: 145891755X
EAN: 9781458917553
No. of Units: 1
No. of Pages: 70
Publish Date: 2012-7-1
Binding: Paperback

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