Book Excerpt: ...he is smoking a cigarette.LADY A. I've told the Dancys--she was in bed. And I got through to Newmarket, Charles, and Inspector Dede is coming like the wind on a motor cycle.MARGARET. Did he say "like the wind," Adela? He must have imagination. Isn't this gorgeous? Poor little Ferdy!WINSOR. [Vexed] You might take it seriously, Margaret; it's pretty beastly for us all. What time did you come up?MARGARET. I came up with Adela. Am I suspected, Charles? How thrilling!WINSOR. Did you hear anything?MARGARET. Only little Ferdy splashing.WINSOR. And saw nothing?MARGARET. Not even that, alas!LADY A. [With a finger held up] Leste! Un peu leste! Oh! Here are the Dancys. Come in, you two!MABEL and RONALD DANCY enter. She is a pretty young woman with bobbed hair, fortunately, for she has just got out of bed, and is in her nightgown and a wrapper. DANCY is in his smoking jacket. He has a pale, determined face with high cheekbones, small, deep...
|Product dimensions:||5.83(w) x 8.27(h) x 0.18(d)|
About the Author
John Galsworthy OM (14 August 1867 - 31 January 1933) was an English novelist and playwright. Notable works include The Forsyte Saga (1906-1921) and its sequels, A Modern Comedy and End of the Chapter. He won the Nobel Prize in Literature in 1932.Galsworthy was born at what is now known as Galsworthy House (then called Parkhurst) on Kingston Hill in Surrey, England, the son of John and Blanche Bailey (née Bartleet) Galsworthy. His family was prosperous and well established, with a large property in Kingston upon Thames that is now the site of three schools: Marymount International School, Rokeby Preparatory School, and Holy Cross Preparatory School.