The Dragon in Shallow Waters Victoria Sackville-West

ISBN: 9781230241968

Published: September 12th 2013

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56 pages


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The Dragon in Shallow Waters  by  Victoria Sackville-West

The Dragon in Shallow Waters by Victoria Sackville-West
September 12th 2013 | Paperback | PDF, EPUB, FB2, DjVu, AUDIO, mp3, ZIP | 56 pages | ISBN: 9781230241968 | 6.57 Mb

This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1921 edition. Excerpt: ... I She hoped that theMoreThis historic book may have numerous typos and missing text.

Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1921 edition. Excerpt: ... I She hoped that the subject would be forgotten. It was not forgotten. That was clear to her, although Silas made no direct allusion- but by his manner he established the existence of a secret between them, and because she dared not say to him, There is no secret, the secret remained, growing insidiously.

She was nervous and uneasy in his presence. Silas was kinder than ever she had known him, kinder and gentler, also he appeared to be more contented, but she had a terrified suspicion that he was contented only because his mind was occupied, and it seemed horrible to her that she should be the centre of that occupation. She had suddenly become involved in an affair whose existence, she protested to herself, had its being solely as the outcome of Silass imagination. She tried to shake it off and to laugh it away, but he held her to it. She had the helpless sensation of being on the end of a rope that tie was slowly hauling in, maintaining his purchase over every miserly inch as he gained it.

Hambley, soft-footed, insinuating, and urbane, added by his parasitic presence to the uneasiness of the house. The yellow faced, thin little man, with his black hair and his long front teeth like a rodents, never had an opinion of his own, but echoed Silas, or cackled with the laughter of approval. He alternately tried to provoke and to propitiate Nan and Morgan, gibed at them when they were civil to him, and fawned on them when they were curt.

Nan shuddered when she wondered how many of Silass darker thoughts were shared out to his keeping. Was there a conspiracy against her? To her mind, full of alarm, this seemed not impossible. Calthorpe even, --her prop, her kind, comfortable friend, --Calthorpe mentioned casually, I may have to steal Gregory...



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