A Woman Named Smith (Illustrated Edition) by Marie Conway Oemler

By Marie Conway Oemler

1919 novel by way of Marie Conway Oemler (1879 -1932), the writer of Slippy McGee, occasionally referred to as the Butterfly guy (1917), a girl Named Smith (1919), and The red Heights (1920).

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And they told her,” said the Judge, scathingly, “they told her it was Hope! ” A covenanting gleam shot into his frosty eyes, and the old fighting Scotch blood showed for a second in his lank cheek. He was a godly man, and when he saw confusion in the ranks of the Philistines, he rejoiced. “I can’t help who was damned,” said I. “My job is to live in peace with my neighbors. St. ” Did a faint, faint shade of regret flit over the parchment-like face? It seemed so to me. But he said, composedly: “You must act according to your best judgment.

You had to fight it, shut your mind against it, oppose your will to it like a stone wall, refuse to let it master you. Then, as if defeated, it would go as suddenly, as inexplicably, as it had come. That’s what I did then, more by instinct than reason. But I was exhausted when I finally got back to sleep. 19 A Woman Named Smith CHAPTER III THE DEAR LITTLE GOD! When we went over Hynds House the next morning and took stock, I began to entertain very, very peculiar feelings toward Great-Aunt Sophronisba Scarlett, who, it would appear, had given me a white elephant which I could neither hire out for its keep, nor yet sell out of hand.

Schmetz brought us our upholsterer, Riedriech the cabinet-maker, most cunning of craftsmen, who knew all there is to know about old furniture and just what should and shouldn’t be done to it. In addition he was a grizzled, bearded, shambling old angel who clung to a reeking pipe and Utopian notions, a pestilent and whole-hearted socialist who would call the President of the United States or the president of the Plumbers’ Union “Comrade” equally, and who put propagandist literature in everything but our hair.

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