Half a Rogue

Half a Rogue

by Harold MacGrath
     
 

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"[...] "What may the trouble be?" he asked coldly, for all that he instantly recognized her to be a person of breeding and refinement.
"I-I have lost my purse, and I have no money to pay the waiter." She made this confession bravely and frankly.
He looked about. They were alone. She interpreted his glance rather shrewdly.
"There were no women to appeal to.

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"[...] "What may the trouble be?" he asked coldly, for all that he instantly recognized her to be a person of breeding and refinement.
"I-I have lost my purse, and I have no money to pay the waiter." She made this confession bravely and frankly.
He looked about. They were alone. She interpreted his glance rather shrewdly.
"There were no women to appeal to. The waiter refused to accept my word, and I really can't blame him. I had not even the money to send a messenger home."
One of the trembling tears escaped and rolled down the blooming cheek. Warrington surrendered. He saw that this was an exceptional case. The girl was truly in distress. He knew his New York thoroughly; a man or woman without funds is treated with the finished cruelty with which the jovial Romans amused themselves with the Christians. Lack of money in one person creates incredulity in another. A penniless person is invariably a liar and a thief. Only one sort of person is pitied in New York: the person who has more money than she or he can possibly spend.
The girl fumbled in her hand-bag and produced a card, which she gave to Warrington-"Katherine Challoner." He looked from the card to the girl and then[...]".

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781494913014
Publisher:
CreateSpace Publishing
Publication date:
01/06/2014
Pages:
242
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.51(d)

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