The Empty Sack (Classic Reprint)

The Empty Sack (Classic Reprint)

by Basil King
     
 

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Excerpt from The Empty Sack

"Mr. Collingham will see you in his office before you go."

Having thus become the Voice of Fate, Miss Ruddick, shirt-waisted and daintily shod, slipped away between the p

The old man to whom she had spoken raised his head in the mild surprise of an ox disturbed while grazing. He, too, was leaving his desk for the day, arranging his

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Excerpt from The Empty Sack

"Mr. Collingham will see you in his office before you go."

Having thus become the Voice of Fate, Miss Ruddick, shirt-waisted and daintily shod, slipped away between the p

The old man to whom she had spoken raised his head in the mild surprise of an ox disturbed while grazing. He, too, was leaving his desk for the day, arranging his work with the tidy care of one for whom pens, ink, and ledgers were the vital things of life. Finishing his task, his hands trembled. His smile trembled, too, when a young man in a neighboring pen called out in tones which mingled sarcasm with encouragement:

"Good luck, old top! Goin' to get your raise at last!

It was what he repeated to himself as he shuffled after Miss Ruddick. He was obliged to repeat it in order to steady his step.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781331562559
Publisher:
FB &c Ltd
Publication date:
07/17/2015
Pages:
460
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.93(d)

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