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The Honorable Percival

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Published: 1914
Language: English
Wordcount: 38,341 / 118 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 71.6
LoC Category: PN
Downloads: 916
Added to site: 2005.02.27
mnybks.net#: 9824
Genres: Nautical, Romance, Humor
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y of Hascombe Hall.

But no withering blight followed his look. Instead, the wearer of the gaudy coat sat up suddenly and said, with a radiant smile:

"Well, did you ever! Where did you come from?"

[Illustration: "Well, did you ever! Where did you come from?"]

By a curious twist, his mind suddenly beheld a rolling prairie in place of the tumbling sea, and a comely figure in khaki and brown leggings in place of the muffled form in the hideous coat. His suspicion was confirmed when he met the frank gaze of the bluest eyes that ever held a challenge.

Instead of being amused, Percival was profoundly annoyed. The incident on the train had been pretty enough in its way, but it was closed. As it stood, it had been rather artistic and satisfying. A wild, unknown bit of femininity dashing into his life for ten throbbing minutes, then vanishing into the sunset, was one thing, and this very tangible young person in clothes of the wrong cut and color, addressing him in terms of easy familia

Reader Reviews

Average Rating of 4.5 from 2 reviews: *****
2010.10.27
Linda Otto
*****

A titled English prig and a lovely young American girl...it seemed so--yawn--predictable, but, thankfully, it is not. If I can find more from this author, I will definitely read them. Enjoy!

2008.03.22
Maddie
****.

A nice little story about an Englishman's voyage to Hong Kong and a certain American girl on board.


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