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Case in Camera

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1921. Excerpt:... garden--he was there when Mr. Rooke went up on the roof" And that (to pass on) was the gist of the discussion on the framing of Esdaile's fetes-champetre. VII A Few minutes' reflection would have shown Esdaile that there was no immediate reason why he should have hesitated to have that wardrobe carried down into his cellar. He himself admits this. But it is easy to think of these things afterwards, and he was caught off his guard. He did allow reluctance to appear. "Why not move this desk and let it stand here?" he said, pointing to the writing-table with the mignonetteshaded lamp on it. "It's not a bad-looking piece at all. Pity to hide it. What is it--Jacobean?" It was either genuine Jacobean or else a passable copy, but, placed where Philip proposed to place it it would have been a little in the way of anybody passing to the French window. Mrs. Cunningham pointed this out. "Do you think so? Let's measure it," Esdaile replied. Measurement of the piece confirmed Mrs. Cunningham's view, and Philip next suggested that it should go into the large studio. "Why not have it where you can get at it and use it?" he said. "I thought women complained they could never get hanging-space enough. Or what about upstairs in Mollie's room?" But Audrey Cunningham's frocks, which she made quite wonderfully herself out of almost nothing at all, were few, and Mollie had left her plenty of room for them. Besides, there were the dress-baskets. These would hardly add to the beauty either of the annexe or the studio. For the baskets at any rate the most convenient place was certainly the cellar. And it was at this point that Philip, recognizing that further objection would look rather like obstinacy, yielded. He confesses that he felt awkward about the whole situation. Either he...

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  • Publication Date: February 1, 2014
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
  • Lending: Disabled
  • Print Length: 217 Pages
  • File Size: 402 KB

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