This historic book may have numerous typos, missing text or index. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. 1919. Not illustrated. Excerpt: ... CHAPTER XXVI MOTHER-WINGS The Boys Story WHEN I accepted for Phyllis, I wasnt sure, after all, that she would come.
Knowing that she didnt seem to care for Slim Grantham at all and that she never missed a chance of getting in a dig at him whenever his name came up, I thought it more than likely that my fiancee would cry off directly about coming on with me to the party at the Dug-Out, which was more or less what hed call his rag. Rather surprised I was, and bucked when Phyllis quite jumped at it. Come? To see the adored Slim and his Very Latest? Oh, rather, she exclaimed in her brightest way.
Sight I wouldnt miss for worlds, the All-Conquering Slim at the Chariot-Wheels of the Girl Whos Different from the Others. How priceless Is it a definite engagement, Jack? Does one lug in the Heavy Congratulatory Touch the moment one sees The Young Couple? Oh Lord no, I dont think so, said I, hastily.
HI dont know that Slims even asked the girl to marry him yet. But this is the girl that hes going to ask allright. And of course shes going to jump at him all right: he takes that for granted. Well, I suppose he knows whether the girl likes him- a man like Slim doesnt make mistakes there, I stood up for the absent. But Phyllis shook her bobbed black hair at me in the way that means she finds Im hopelessly obtuse in some ways. She asked quickly, And the Faultless Slim, is he really, definitely, and irrevocably in love this time? Mm, I said, trying to make up my mind about that look on Slims face and that tone in his voice when he was unloading himself to me in my rooms.
Mm.... I dont know whether a man like that, whos always, dotted about all over the place does ever fall irrevocably in love with anybody? Then why on earth should he wa...