The Streets of Ascalon

Episodes in the Unfinished Career of Richard Quarren, Esqre.

Published: 1912
Language: English
Wordcount: 108,962 / 332 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 70
LoC Category: PZ
Downloads: 421
Added to site: 2011.07.21
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tea?" he asked generally.

"My cousin, Mrs. Wycherly," said Westguard--"and a friend of hers--I've forgotten----"

"Mrs. Leeds," observed Lacy. "And she is reputed to be a radiant peach. Did any of you fellows ever meet her in the old days?"

Nobody there had ever seen her.

"Did Mrs. Wycherly say she is a looker?" asked O'Hara, sceptically.

Westguard shrugged: "You know what to expect when one woman tells you that another woman is good-looking. Probably she has a face that would kill a caterpillar."

Quarren laughed lazily from the bed:

"I hear she's pretty. She's come out of the West. You know, of course, who she was."

"Reggie Leeds's wife," said O'Hara, slowly.

There was a silence. Perhaps the men were thinking of the late Reginald Leeds, and of the deep damnation of his taking off.

"Have you never seen her?" asked Lacy.

"Nobody ever has. She's never before been here," said Quarren, yawning.

"Then come down and set the kettle on

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