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Their Wedding Journey
by William Dean Howells
Binding: Paperback, 188 pages
Publisher: BiblioBazaar
Weight: 0.59 pound
Dimension: H: 0.75 x L: 8 x W: 0.5 inches
ISBN 10: 1434649172
ISBN 13: 9781434649171
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Purchase of this book includes free trial access to www.million where you can read more than a million books for free. This is an OCR edition with typos. Excerpt from book: mutely blessed his servile soul. Few white Americans, he said to himself, would behave so decently in his place; and he could not conceive of the American steamboat clerk who would use the politeness towards a waiting crowd that the Canadian purser showed when they all wedged themselves in about his window to receive their stateroom keys. He was somewhat awkward, like the porter, but he was patient, and he did not lose hia temper even when some of the crowd, finding he would not bully them, made bold to bijlly him. He was three times as long in serving them as an American would have been, but their time was of no value there, and he served them well. Basil made a point of speaking him fair, when his turn came, and th,e purser did not trample on him for a base truckler, as an American jack in office would have done. Our tourists felt at home directly on this steamer, which was very comfortable, and in every way sufficient for its purpose, with a visible captain, who answered two or three questions very pleasantly, and bore himself towards his passengers in some sort like a host. In the saloon Isabel had found among the passengers her semi acquaintances of the hotel parlor and the Rapids elevator, and had glanced tentatively towards them. Whereupon the matron of the party had made advances that ended in their all sitting down together, and wondering when theboat would start, and what time they would get to Montreal next evening, with other matters that strangers going upon the same journey may properly marvel over in company. The introduction having thus accomplished itself, they exchanged addresses, and it appeared that Richard was Colonel Ellison, of Milwaukee, and that Fanny was his wife. Miss Kitty Ellison was of Western New York, not far from Erie. There was a diversion p...

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