The Obstacle Race

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Author: Ethel May Dell
Published: 1921
Language: English
Wordcount: 101,579 / 294 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 93.5
LoC Category: PS
Downloads: 1,108
Added to site: 2004.07.01
mnybks.net#: 8308
Genre: Romance

A small seaside village hides a romance for Juliet Moore -- a romance with Dick Green the village schoolmaster, a very different sort of man than the socialite swells she's known in London...

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if you meet Dicky, you--you won't tell him about--about--"

She checked the struggling words with a very kindly gesture. "Oh, no, of course not! I'm not that sort of person. But the next time you want to get rid of me, just come and tell me so, and I'll go away at once."

The gentleness of her speech uttered in that soft slow voice of hers had a curious effect upon her hearer. To her surprise, his eyes filled with tears.

"I shan't want to get rid of you! You're kind! I like you!" he blurted forth.

"Oh, thank you very much!" said Juliet, feeling oddly moved herself. "In that case, we are friends. Good-bye! Come and see me soon!"

She smiled upon him, and departed, picking up her stick from the path and turning to wave to him as she continued the ascent.

From the top of the cliff she looked back, and saw that he was still standing--a squat, fantastic figure like a goblin out of a fairy-tale--outlined against the shining sea behind him, a blot upon the blue.

Again sh

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Average Rating of 5 from 2 reviews: *****
2011.07.26
Fiona
*****

What a great story of true love! The author put in some good twists.

2007.06.09
Maddie
*****

When Juliet and her dog Christopher Columbus go to a small village by the shore to escape from the whirl of London she never expects to fall in love with the village schoolmaster Dick Green. She fights against it but it's bigger than them both. After they give in secrets come between them that threaten to tear them apart.

A wonderful book with plot twists at the end that I never saw coming.


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