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Miss Ludington's Sister - Chapter 14 Miss Ludington's Sister - Chapter 14

Miss Ludington's Sister - Chapter 14
CHAPTER XIVIda passed with a quick step through the sitting-room and upstairs to her bedroom she locked the door and threw herself upon the bed in a paroxysm of tearless sobbing. "I believe I have no more tears left," she whispered, as at last she raised herself and arranged her dishevelled hair. She sat awhile in woful reverie upon the edge of the bed, and then crossed the room to a beautiful writing-desk which Miss Ludington had given her. She opened it, and, taking out several sheets of paper, prepared to write. "If I had not run upstairs that moment,"... Long Stories - Post by : maurypb - Date : May 2012 - Author : Edward Bellamy - Read : 1153

Miss Ludington's Sister - Chapter 10 Miss Ludington's Sister - Chapter 10

Miss Ludington's Sister - Chapter 10
CHAPTER XIn the days that followed, Ida was the object of a devotion on the part of Miss Ludington and Paul which it would be inadequate to describe as anything less than sheer idolatry. Her experience was such as a goddess's might be who should descend from heaven and take up her abode in bodily form among her worshippers, accepting in person the devotion previously lavished on her effigy. With Miss Ludington this devotion was the more intense as it was but a sublimed form of selfishness, like that of the mother's to her child, whom she feels to be a... Long Stories - Post by : maurypb - Date : May 2012 - Author : Edward Bellamy - Read : 3278

Miss Ludington's Sister - Chapter 9 Miss Ludington's Sister - Chapter 9

Miss Ludington's Sister - Chapter 9
CHAPTER IXThe day following, Paul was downstairs before either Ida or Miss Ludington. He was sitting on the piazza, which was connected with the sitting-room by low windows opening like doors, when he heard a scream, and Ellen, the housemaid, who had been busy in the sitting-room, ran out upon the piazza with a face like a sheet. "What's the matter?" he demanded. "Sure I saw a ghost!" gasped Ellen. "I was on a chair dusting the picture, as I always does mornings, an' I looked up, an' there in the door stood the very same girl that's in the picture,... Long Stories - Post by : maurypb - Date : May 2012 - Author : Edward Bellamy - Read : 3525

Miss Ludington's Sister - Chapter 8 Miss Ludington's Sister - Chapter 8

Miss Ludington's Sister - Chapter 8
CHAPTER VIIIIf Miss Ludington's desire for another glimpse of Ida had lacked the passionate intensity of Paul's, she had, notwithstanding, longed for it very ardently, and when at nine o'clock the next night the carriage drew up before Mrs. Legrand's door, she was in a transport of sweet anticipation. As for Paul he had dressed himself with extreme care for the occasion, and looked to his best advantage. He had said to himself, "Shall I not show her as much observance as I would pay to a living woman?" And who can say--for very odd, sometimes, are the inarticulate processes of... Long Stories - Post by : maurypb - Date : May 2012 - Author : Edward Bellamy - Read : 1460

Miss Ludington's Sister - Chapter 7 Miss Ludington's Sister - Chapter 7

Miss Ludington's Sister - Chapter 7
CHAPTER VIINow, before she ever had heard of Mrs. Legrand, Miss Ludington had fully believed that her former self had an immortal existence, apart and distinct from her present self, and Paul, to whom she was indebted for this belief, held it even more firmly than she. But there is a great difference between the strongest form of faith and the absolute assurance of sight. The effect of the vision which they had witnessed in Mrs. Legrand's parlours was almost as startling as if they had not expected to see it. Very little was said in the carriage going home, but,... Long Stories - Post by : maurypb - Date : May 2012 - Author : Edward Bellamy - Read : 3277

Miss Ludington's Sister - Chapter 6 Miss Ludington's Sister - Chapter 6

Miss Ludington's Sister - Chapter 6
CHAPTER VIAs the drive over to East Tenth Street was a long one, the carriage had been ordered at seven o'clock, and soon after tea, of which neither Miss Ludington nor Paul had been able to take a mouthful, they set out. "I am afraid we are doing something very wrong and foolish," said Miss Ludington, feebly, as the carriage rolled down the village street. During the drive of nearly two hours not another word was said. The carriage at length drew up before the house in Tenth Street. It stood in a brick block, and there was no sign of... Long Stories - Post by : maurypb - Date : May 2012 - Author : Edward Bellamy - Read : 2422

Miss Ludington's Sister - Chapter 5 Miss Ludington's Sister - Chapter 5

Miss Ludington's Sister - Chapter 5
CHAPTER VMrs. Slater went away the next morning. On the following day but one Miss Ludington received a letter from her. She told her friend how glad she was that she had not postponed her visit to her, for if she had set it for a single day later she could not have made it at all. When she returned home she found that her husband had received an offer of a lucrative business position in Cincinnati, contingent on his immediate removal there. They had been in a whirl of packing ever since, and were to take that night's train for... Long Stories - Post by : maurypb - Date : May 2012 - Author : Edward Bellamy - Read : 1193

Miss Ludington's Sister - Chapter 4 Miss Ludington's Sister - Chapter 4

Miss Ludington's Sister - Chapter 4
CHAPTER IVAt about this time it chanced that Miss Ludington drove into Brooklyn one morning to do some shopping. She was standing at a counter in a large store, examining goods, when she became aware that a lady standing at another counter was attentively regarding her. The lady in question was of about her own height and age, her hair being nearly white, like Miss Ludington's; but it was evident from the hard lines of her face and her almost shabby dress that life had by no means gone so easily with her as with the lady she was regarding so... Long Stories - Post by : maurypb - Date : May 2012 - Author : Edward Bellamy - Read : 1687

Dr. Heidenhoff's Process - Chapter 10 Dr. Heidenhoff's Process - Chapter 10

Dr. Heidenhoff's Process - Chapter 10
CHAPTER XThe next day he called at 79 ---- Street. There was a modest shingle bearing the name "Dr. Gustav Heidenhoff" fastened up on the side of the house, which was in the middle of a brick block. On announcing that he wanted to see the doctor, he was ushered into a waiting-room, whose walls were hung with charts of the brain and nervous system, and presently a tall, scholarly-looking man, with a clean-shaven face, frosty hair, and very genial blue eyes, deep set beneath extremely bushy grey eyebrows, entered and announced himself as Dr. Heidenhoff. Henry, who could not help... Long Stories - Post by : AndyW - Date : May 2012 - Author : Edward Bellamy - Read : 2876

Dr. Heidenhoff's Process - Chapter 9 Dr. Heidenhoff's Process - Chapter 9

Dr. Heidenhoff's Process - Chapter 9
CHAPTER IXHenry had not referred to their marriage after the first interview. From day to day, and week to week, he had put off doing so, hoping that she might grow into a more serene condition of mind. But in this respect the result had sadly failed to answer his expectation. He could not deny to himself that, instead of becoming more cheerful, she was relapsing into a more and more settled melancholy. From day to day he noted the change, like that of a gradual petrifaction, which went on in her face. It was as if before his eyes she... Long Stories - Post by : AndyW - Date : May 2012 - Author : Edward Bellamy - Read : 2501

Dr. Heidenhoff's Process - Chapter 8 Dr. Heidenhoff's Process - Chapter 8

Dr. Heidenhoff's Process - Chapter 8
CHAPTER VIIIHe did not insist on their marriage taking place at once, although in her mood of dull indifference she would not have objected to anything he might have proposed. It was his hope that after a while she might become calmer, and more cheerful. He hoped to take in his at the altar a hand a little less like that of a dead person. Introducing her as his betrothed wife, he found her very pleasant lodgings with an excellent family he was acquainted, provided her with books and a piano, took her constantly out to places of amusement, and,... Long Stories - Post by : AndyW - Date : May 2012 - Author : Edward Bellamy - Read : 3359

Dr. Heidenhoff's Process - Chapter 7 Dr. Heidenhoff's Process - Chapter 7

Dr. Heidenhoff's Process - Chapter 7
CHAPTER VIIA search, continued unintermittingly for a week among the hotels and lodging-houses of Boston, proved finally successful. He found her. As she opened the door of the miserable apartment which she occupied, and saw who it was that had knocked, the hard, unbeautiful red of shame covered her face. She would have closed the door against him, had he not quickly stepped within. Her eyelids fluttered a moment, and then she met his gaze with a look of reckless hardihood. Still holding the door half open, she said-- "Henry Burr, what do you want?" The masses of her dark hairs... Long Stories - Post by : AndyW - Date : May 2012 - Author : Edward Bellamy - Read : 3424

Dr. Heidenhoff's Process - Chapter 6 Dr. Heidenhoff's Process - Chapter 6

Dr. Heidenhoff's Process - Chapter 6
CHAPTER VIThere was one person, at least, in the village who had viewed the success of the new drug-clerk in carrying off the belle of Newville with entire complacency, and that was Ida Lewis, the girl with a poor complexion and beautiful brown eyes, who had cherished a rather hopeless inclination for Henry; now that he had lost that bold girl, she tremulously assured herself, perhaps it was not quite so hopeless. Laura, too, had an idea that such might possibly be the case, and hoping at least to distract her brother, about whom she was becoming quite anxious, she had... Long Stories - Post by : AndyW - Date : May 2012 - Author : Edward Bellamy - Read : 2752

Dr. Heidenhoff's Process - Chapter 5 Dr. Heidenhoff's Process - Chapter 5

Dr. Heidenhoff's Process - Chapter 5
CHAPTER VNow, Henry had not chanced to be at church that first Sunday evening when Cordis obtained an introduction to Madeline, nor was he at Fanny Miller's teaparty. Of the rapidly progressing flirtation between his sweetheart and the handsome drug-clerk he had all this time no suspicion whatever. Spending his days from dawn to sunset in the shop among men, he was not in the way of hearing gossip on that sort of subject; and Laura, who ordinarily kept him posted on village news, had, deemed it best to tell him as yet nothing of her apprehensions. She was aware that... Long Stories - Post by : AndyW - Date : May 2012 - Author : Edward Bellamy - Read : 2393

Dr. Heidenhoff's Process - Chapter 4 Dr. Heidenhoff's Process - Chapter 4

Dr. Heidenhoff's Process - Chapter 4
CHAPTER IVThe advent of a stranger was an event of importance in the small social world of Newville. Mr. Harrison Cordis, the new clerk in the drug-store, might well have been flattered by the attention which he excited at church the next day, especially from the fairer half of the congregation. Far, however, from appearing discomposed thereby, he returned it with such interest that at least half the girls thought they had captivated him by the end of the morning service. They all agreed that he was awfully handsome, though Laura maintained that he was rather too pretty for a man.... Long Stories - Post by : AndyW - Date : May 2012 - Author : Edward Bellamy - Read : 1361

Equality - Chapter 38. The Book Of The Blind Equality - Chapter 38. The Book Of The Blind

Equality - Chapter 38. The Book Of The Blind
CHAPTER XXXVIII. THE BOOK OF THE BLINDIf the reader were to judge merely from what has been set down in these pages he would be likely to infer that my most absorbing interest during these days I am endeavoring to recall was the study of the political economy and social philosophy of the modern world, which I was pursuing under the direction of Dr. Leete. That, however, would be a great mistake. Full of wonder and fascination as was that occupation, it was prosaic business compared with the interest of a certain old story which his daughter and I were going... Long Stories - Post by : Jean_KLETT - Date : July 2011 - Author : Edward Bellamy - Read : 2301

Equality - Chapter 37. The Transition Period Equality - Chapter 37. The Transition Period

Equality - Chapter 37. The Transition Period
CHAPTER XXXVII. THE TRANSITION PERIOD"It is pretty late," I said, "but I want very much to ask you just a few more questions about the Revolution. All that I have learned leaves me quite as puzzled as ever to imagine any set of practical measures by which the substitution of public for private capitalism could have been effected without a prodigious shock. We had in our day engineers clever enough to move great buildings from one site to another, keeping them meanwhile so steady and upright as not to interfere with the dwellers in them, or to cause an interruption of... Long Stories - Post by : trevord92 - Date : July 2011 - Author : Edward Bellamy - Read : 2789

Equality - Chapter 36. Theater-Going In The Twentieth Century Equality - Chapter 36. Theater-Going In The Twentieth Century

Equality - Chapter 36. Theater-Going In The Twentieth Century
CHAPTER XXXVI. THEATER-GOING IN THE TWENTIETH CENTURY"I am sorry to interrupt," said Edith, "but it wants only five minutes of the time for the rising of the curtain, and Julian ought not to miss the first scene." On this notice we at once betook ourselves to the music room four easy chairs had been cozily arranged for our convenience. While the doctor was adjusting the telephone and electroscope connections for our use, I expatiated to my companion upon the contrasts between the conditions of theater-going in the nineteenth and in the twentieth centuries--contrasts which the happy denizens of the present... Long Stories - Post by : csalzman - Date : July 2011 - Author : Edward Bellamy - Read : 2377

Equality - Chapter 35. Why The Revolution Went Slow At First But Fast At Last Equality - Chapter 35. Why The Revolution Went Slow At First But Fast At Last

Equality - Chapter 35. Why The Revolution Went Slow At First But Fast At Last
CHAPTER XXXV. WHY THE REVOLUTION WENT SLOW AT FIRST BUT FAST AT LAST."So much for the causes of the Revolution in America, both the general fundamental cause, consisting in the factor newly introduced into social evolution by the enlightenment of the masses and irresistibly tending to equality, and the immediate local causes peculiar to America, which account for the Revolution having come at the particular time it did and for its taking the particular course it did. Now, briefly as to that course: "The pinching of the economic shoe resulting from the concentration of wealth was naturally first felt by the... Long Stories - Post by : Alessia - Date : July 2011 - Author : Edward Bellamy - Read : 2929

Equality - Chapter 34. What Started The Revolution Equality - Chapter 34. What Started The Revolution

Equality - Chapter 34. What Started The Revolution
CHAPTER XXXIV. WHAT STARTED THE REVOLUTIONWhat did I say to the theater for that evening? was the question with which Edith met me when we reached home. It seemed that a celebrated historical drama of the great Revolution was to be given in Honolulu that afternoon, and she had thought I might like to see it. "Really you ought to attend," she said, "for the presentation of the play is a sort of compliment to you, seeing that it is revived in response to the popular interest in revolutionary history which your presence has aroused." No way of spending the evening... Long Stories - Post by : scotsgold - Date : July 2011 - Author : Edward Bellamy - Read : 3348