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The Adventures of Miss Gregory: The Honest Man

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Author: Perceval Gibbon
Published: 1911
Language: English
Wordcount: 5,854 / 17 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 87.4
LoC Category: PS
Downloads: 1,558
Added to site: 2010.01.25 26443

wn where you were."

"Yes," he said. "I suppose you've been seeing my people, haven't you?"

"I got your address from them," replied Miss Gregory. "They told me the news, and I'm awfully glad to congratulate you. It's a splendid thing."

She threw an extra cordiality into her tone to combat his want of responsiveness. He gave her a dark, inquiring look.

"You mean--?" he suggested deliberately.

"The news?" Miss Gregory did not quite understand. "Why, the news about Bishop, of course; the news that you are cleared at last. What else could I mean?"

He nodded slowly. "Oh, that!" he said. "Yes. I thought perhaps you had heard also that I am to be married. Still, thank you very much, Miss Gregory."

He spoke with a sour humor, as if he rather relished the situation and the difficulties for her. Miss Gregory paused and considered him.

"I had heard that, too," she said quietly. "But--what do you expect me to say?"

He shrugged his shoulders indifferen

Reader Reviews

Average Rating of 4 from 1 reviews: ****
Henry L. Ratliff

(1911) Short story

From "McClure's Magazine", Vol 37, May - October, 1911

Plot bullets

  • Mrs G. meets old acquaintances on her travels.

  • They are giving her much attention. They want something.

  • They want her to intervene between their son and his fiancee.

Gibbon's, Mrs. Gregory obtains another story for her book on world travel.
Yet again, she gets involved in saving or smoothing a situation.



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