Dead Men's Shoes A Novel (Classic Reprint)
Dead Men's Shoes
A Novel (Classic Reprint)
Opis: Dead Men's Shoes - Author Unknown
Excerpt from Dead Men's Shoes: A Novel
A girl-woman alone on Battersea Bridge, reading a letter in the December sunset - one of those mild autumnal afternoons which hang upon the skirts of winter. A girl in years - a woman in cares. Dark brown eyes set in a pale, sharply set face; mouth rosy and beautiful in form, but too firm in its lines to be altogether lovely in a woman. A girl whom the passers by look at interrogatively, wondering that so much beauty should go alone, and so poony clad. Her clothes are not common, but shabby - a black silk dress that has once been handsome and fashionable; a black felt hat trimmed with threadbare velvet; a sealskin jacket worn bald at the edges, and dull with exposure to hard weather; gloves which indicate that to be gloved at all has cost the wearer a struggle; boots whose decay is no less evident than the symmetry of the slender feet they cover. She walks listlessly up and down the pavement of the bridge - just the one quiet promenade to be found in this neighbourhood - reading a letter from home, or the place which was her home two years ago. She has seen much of the world during these two years - in her own opinion too much, for she has seen not the fair and shining fabric in life's loom, but the ragged sleave thereof.
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