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An Unpardonable Liar
With a plaintive quirk of the voice the singer paused, gayly flicked the strings of the banjo, then put her hand flat upon them to stop the vibration and smiled round on her admirers. The group were applauding heartily. A chorus said, "Another verse, please, Mrs. Detlor." "Oh, that's all I know, I'm afraid," was the reply. "I haven't sung it for years and years, and I should have to think too hardno, no, believe me, I can't remember any more. I wish I could, really." One of the men in the roomBaron, an honest, blundering fellowstarted toward the window to see who the prompter was, but the hostof intuitive perceptionsaw that this might not be agreeable to their entertainer and said quietly: "Don't go to the window, Baron. See, Mrs. Detlor is going to sing." Baron sat down. There was an instant's pause, in which George Hagar, the host, felt a strong thrill of excitement. To him Mrs. Detlor seemed in a dream, though her lips still smiled and her eyes wandered pleasantly over the heads of the company. She was looking at none of them, but her body was bent slightly toward the window, listening with it, as the deaf and dumb do. ......Buy Now (To Read More)
Ebook Number: 15793
Author: Parker, Gilbert
Release Date: May 7, 2005
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