A Sappho of Green Springs and Other Stories

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CHAPTER II.

MR. RUSHBROOK glanced rapidly at his unknown guest. "Excuse me," he said, with respectful business brevity, "but I thought every one was out," and he stepped backward quickly.

"I've only just come," she said without embarrassment, "and would you mind, as you are here, giving me a lift with this table?"

"Certainly," replied Rushbrook, and under the young girl's direction the millionaire moved the table to one side.

During the operation he was trying to determine which of his unrecognized guests the fair occupant was. Possibly one of the Leyton party, that James had spoken of as impending.

"Then you have changed all the furniture, and put up these things?" he asked, pointing to the laurel.

"Yes, the room was really something too awful. It looks better now, don't you think?"

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  • Title Page *
  • Contents *
  • A Sappho of Green Springs. 1
  • Chapter I 1
  • Chapter II 18
  • Chapter III 31
  • Chapter IV 49
  • Chapter V 67
  • The Chatelaine of Burnt Ridge. 81
  • Chapter I 81
  • Chapter II 98
  • Chapter III 118
  • Through the Santa Clara Wheat. 131
  • Chapter I 131
  • Chapter II 150
  • Chapter III 171
  • Chapter IV 186
  • Chapter V 201
  • Chapter VI 214
  • A Mæcenas of the Pacific Slope. 228
  • Chapter I 228
  • Chapter II 237
  • Chapter III 246
  • Chapter IV 255
  • Chapter V 267
  • Chapter VI 279
  • Chapter VII 286
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