The Adventures of Miss Gregory: The Governor of the Gaol

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Author: Perceval Gibbon
Published: 1911
Language: English
Wordcount: 7,074 / 21 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 73.3
LoC Category: PS
Downloads: 580
Added to site: 2010.01.19
mnybks.net#: 26384
Genre: Short Story
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comfort her. There was nowhere to take her, and she could only hold her up against the wall and wait till the street should be cleared. Then, she promised herself, there should be a reckoning; people should learn what it cost to inconvenience and imperil the sister of Major-General Sir Howard Gregory of Addington Hall, Kent, the friend of ambassadors and ministers, the aunt of consuls general. She would have somebody's head on a charger for this--she even noted the phrase for use at a later stage. In a moody magnificence of wrath, she stood apart, upholding the sobbing girl, and saw the thrusting, fleeing crowd dissolve in to lonely little tragedies of swift grouping and violent dénouement. The wild-haired singer furnished one feverish incident. He came running down the road with a revolver in his hand, halting and swinging about to shoot at soldiers and policemen. Miss Gregory had a clear view of him as he came abreast of her, and saw, almost with awe, that the torment was gone from his face

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