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Together - Part Seven - Chapter 80 Together - Part Seven - Chapter 80

Together - Part Seven - Chapter 80
PART SEVEN CHAPTER LXXXThe rising sun had barely shot its first beams over the eastern swell when Lane came to the tent to call them for the early breakfast before the day's expedition to a wonderful canon. Isabelle, making a sign to John not to disturb Margaret, who was still fast asleep, drew the blanket over her shoulders and joined her husband. The level light flooded the rolling upland with a sudden glory of gold, except along the outer rim of the horizon where the twilight color of deep violet still held. Husband and wife strolled away from the tents in... Long Stories - Post by : Jay_White - Date : May 2012 - Author : Robert Herrick - Read : 1809

Together - Part Seven - Chapter 79 Together - Part Seven - Chapter 79

Together - Part Seven - Chapter 79
PART SEVEN CHAPTER LXXIXThe private car Olympus had been switched for the day to a siding at the little town of Orano on the edge of the Texas upland. The party within--the Lanes, Margaret and her children, and several men interested in the new railroad--had been making a leisurely tour of inspection, passing through the fertile prairies and woodlands of Oklahoma, stopping often at the little towns that were springing up along the road, aiming south until they had reached the Panhandle. These September days the harvests were rich and heavy, covered with a golden haze of heat,--the sweat of earth's... Long Stories - Post by : Jay_White - Date : May 2012 - Author : Robert Herrick - Read : 1078

Together - Part Seven - Chapter 75 Together - Part Seven - Chapter 75

Together - Part Seven - Chapter 75
PART SEVEN CHAPTER LXXVIsabelle waited in the carriage outside the station for her husband and Molly. The New York train was late as usual. She had driven in from Bryn Mawr she had spent most of the ten days since Lane's departure. She was steeped now in the atmosphere of that suburban house covered by the April mist, with the swelling bushes and trees all about it. There had been an operation, decided on after consultation with the eminent surgeons that Isabelle had summoned. After the operation hope had flickered up, as the sick man breathed more easily, was able... Long Stories - Post by : Jay_White - Date : May 2012 - Author : Robert Herrick - Read : 1572

Together - Part Seven - Chapter 74 Together - Part Seven - Chapter 74

Together - Part Seven - Chapter 74
PART SEVEN CHAPTER LXXIVThe newsboys were crying the verdict up and down the wet street. Across the front page of the penny sheet which Isabelle bought ran in broad, splotched letters: GUILTY; RAILROAD GRAFTERS FINED; and in slightly smaller type: _Atlantic and Pacific found guilty of illegal discrimination in famous coal cases--Fined eighty-five thousand dollars. Vice-president Lane, General Traffic Manager of Road, fined thirteen thousand six hundred and eighty dollars_, etc. Isabelle crumpled the paper into her muff and hurried home. As she walked numbly, she thought, 'Why six hundred and eighty dollars? why so exact?' As if the precise measure... Long Stories - Post by : Jay_White - Date : May 2012 - Author : Robert Herrick - Read : 1794

Together - Part Seven - Chapter 73 Together - Part Seven - Chapter 73

Together - Part Seven - Chapter 73
PART SEVEN CHAPTER LXXIIIIsabelle did not go back to the court-room to listen to the remaining arguments, not even to hear Mr. Brinkerhoff's learned and ingenious plea in behalf of the rights of capital, the sacred privileges of property. She felt that John would rather not have her there. But Isabelle read every word of the newspaper report of the trial, which since the district attorney's impassioned and powerful plea had excited even greater public interest than before. Not only locally, but throughout the country, the trial of the People vs. the Atlantic and Pacific et al. was recognized as the... Long Stories - Post by : Jay_White - Date : May 2012 - Author : Robert Herrick - Read : 2383

Together - Part Seven - Chapter 72 Together - Part Seven - Chapter 72

Together - Part Seven - Chapter 72
PART SEVEN CHAPTER LXXIIThey dined in the lofty, sombre room at the rear of the house, overlooking a patch of turf between the house and the stable. Above the massive sideboard hung an oil portrait of the Colonel, a youthful painting but vigorous something of the old man's sweetness and gentle wisdom had been caught. This dining room had been done over the year before Isabelle was married; its taste seemed already heavy and bad. Her mother's old servants served the same rich, substantial meal they had served when she was a child, with some poor sherry, the Colonel's only... Long Stories - Post by : Jay_White - Date : May 2012 - Author : Robert Herrick - Read : 3119

Together - Part Seven - Chapter 71 Together - Part Seven - Chapter 71

Together - Part Seven - Chapter 71
PART SEVEN CHAPTER LXXIThe government attorney had already begun his argument when Isabelle, escorted by Teddy Bliss, returned to the court-room. The district attorney was a short, thick-set, sallow-faced man, with bushy gray hair growing in the absurd "Pompadour" fashion, and a homely drooping mustache. Another "bounder," thought Isabelle, one of the hungry outsiders, not in fee to the corporations, who hired only the best lawyers. Perhaps he was aware of his position there in the dingy court-room before the trained gladiators of his profession--and also before his country! The lawyers for the defendants lolling in their chairs settled themselves placidly... Long Stories - Post by : Jay_White - Date : May 2012 - Author : Robert Herrick - Read : 2433

Together - Part Seven - Chapter 70 Together - Part Seven - Chapter 70

Together - Part Seven - Chapter 70
PART SEVEN CHAPTER LXXAt the station in St. Louis a young man came forward from the crowd about the gate and raised his hat, explaining to Isabelle that he had been sent by her husband to meet her. Mr. Lane, he said further, was in court and found it impossible to be there. When she was in the cab and her trunk had been secured the young man asked:-- "Where shall I tell him? The Price house?" A picture of the familiar empty rooms, of waiting there with her ghosts, aggravated the disappointment she had felt at not seeing John on... Long Stories - Post by : Jay_White - Date : May 2012 - Author : Robert Herrick - Read : 1153

Together - Part Seven - Chapter 69 Together - Part Seven - Chapter 69

Together - Part Seven - Chapter 69
PART SEVEN CHAPTER LXIXAll night long in the corridors of the cliff-city the elevator doors had clicked, as they were opened and shut on the ceaseless trips to pack away the people in the eighteen stories. In the morning they became even livelier in their effort to take down the hungry guests for breakfast and the day's business. The corridors and the lobbies and the foyer were thronged with the same people, freshly dressed for the day, fat or lean, heavy eyed or alert, pale, nervous, with quick tones and jerky movements. And there was a line of new arrivals before... Long Stories - Post by : Jay_White - Date : May 2012 - Author : Robert Herrick - Read : 2688

Together - Part Six - Chapter 65 Together - Part Six - Chapter 65

Together - Part Six - Chapter 65
PART SIX CHAPTER LXV"They seem to be in such a pother, out in the world," Isabelle remarked to Margaret, as she turned over the leaves of her husband's letter. "The President is calling names, and a lot of good people are calling names back. And neither side seems to like being called names. John doesn't like it, and he calls names. And they sulk and won't play marbles. It all sounds like childish squabbling." Margaret, who was unusually absent-minded this evening, sighed:-- "So many desires of men, always struggling at cross-purposes! I haven't read the papers for months! They don't seem... Long Stories - Post by : Jay_White - Date : May 2012 - Author : Robert Herrick - Read : 2769

Together - Part Six - Chapter 64 Together - Part Six - Chapter 64

Together - Part Six - Chapter 64
PART SIX CHAPTER LXIVDr. Renault's private office was a large, square room with a north window that gave a broad view of the pointed Albany mountains. Along the walls were rows of unpainted wooden shelves on which were stacked books and pamphlets. One small piece of bronze on the shelf above the fireplace--a copy of the seated Mercury in the Naples museum--was the sole ornament in the room. A fire was dying on the hearth this gray March afternoon, and flashes of light from a breaking log revealed the faces of Renault and Isabelle, standing on opposite sides of his work... Long Stories - Post by : Jay_White - Date : May 2012 - Author : Robert Herrick - Read : 3278

Together - Part Six - Chapter 63 Together - Part Six - Chapter 63

Together - Part Six - Chapter 63
PART SIX CHAPTER LXIIISupper at the Shorts' was the pleasantest time of the day. The small, plain room, warm and light and homely, the old blacksmith's contented face as he sat at the head of his table and served the food, glancing now and then with a meaning look at his wife, mutely talking with her, and the two friends in light summer dresses chatting of the day,--it was all so remote from the bustle of life, so simply peaceful that to Isabelle supper at the Shorts' was the symbol of Grosvenor life as much as Renault's hospital. It was the... Long Stories - Post by : Jay_White - Date : May 2012 - Author : Robert Herrick - Read : 1785

Together - Part Six - Chapter 62 Together - Part Six - Chapter 62

Together - Part Six - Chapter 62
PART SIX CHAPTER LXIIMrs. Short peered through the dining-room window on the snow field,--a dazzling white under the March sun now well above the hills,--and watched the two black figures tracking their way on snow-shoes towards the forest. Margaret's slight figure swept ahead with a skill and assurance that the taller one did not show. "I guess," mused the blacksmith's wife, "that life on the Isthmus of Panama don't fit a man much to distinguish himself on those things." Nevertheless, the man tramped laboriously behind the woman until the two were halted by a fence, now visible through the sunken drift.... Long Stories - Post by : Jay_White - Date : May 2012 - Author : Robert Herrick - Read : 1731

Together - Part Six - Chapter 61 Together - Part Six - Chapter 61

Together - Part Six - Chapter 61
PART SIX CHAPTER LXIThe first of March was still deep winter in Grosvenor, but during the night the southwest wind had begun to blow, coming in at Isabelle's window with the cool freshness of anticipated spring. The day was calm and soft, with films of cloud floating over the hills, and the indefinable suggestion of change in the air, of the breaking of the frost. The southwest wind had brought with it from the low land the haze, as if it had come from far warm countries about the Gulf the flowers were already blooming and the birds preparing for... Long Stories - Post by : Jay_White - Date : May 2012 - Author : Robert Herrick - Read : 2462

Together - Part Six - Chapter 60 Together - Part Six - Chapter 60

Together - Part Six - Chapter 60
PART SIX CHAPTER LXWhen Isabelle woke, the morning sun fretted the green shutters. She was tired in every limb,--limp, content to lie in bed while Mrs. Strong lighted the fire, threw open the shutters, and brought breakfast and the mail. Through the east windows the sun streamed in solidly, flooding the counterpane, warming the faded roses of the wall paper. A bit of the north range of hills, the flat summit of Belton's Top with a glittering ice-cap, she could see above the gray gable of the barn. The sky was a soft, cloudless blue, and the eaves were busily dripping... Long Stories - Post by : Jay_White - Date : May 2012 - Author : Robert Herrick - Read : 2722

Together - Part Six - Chapter 59 Together - Part Six - Chapter 59

Together - Part Six - Chapter 59
PART SIX CHAPTER LIXJust as Isabelle had completed her packing on Sunday afternoon, a message came to her from Dr. Renault through Margaret. "We need another woman,--two of our nurses have been called away and a third is sick. Will you give us some help?" "I am going up myself for the night," Margaret added. "They are badly pushed,--six new cases the last three days." So the night found Isabelle under the direction of Mrs. Felton, the little black-haired woman whose "case" the doctor had analyzed for her. It was a long night, and the next morning, all the experienced nurses... Long Stories - Post by : Jay_White - Date : May 2012 - Author : Robert Herrick - Read : 675

Together - Part Six - Chapter 55 Together - Part Six - Chapter 55

Together - Part Six - Chapter 55
PART SIX CHAPTER LVIt was a long, cold drive from the station at White River up into the hills. In the gloom of the December afternoon the aspect of the austere, pitiless northern winter was intensified. A thin crust of snow through which the young pines and firs forced their green tips covered the dead blackberry vines along the roadside. The ice of the brooks was broken in the centre like cracked sheets of glass, revealing the black water gurgling between the frozen banks. The road lay steadily uphill, and the two rough-coated farm horses pulled heavily at the stiff harness,... Long Stories - Post by : Jay_White - Date : May 2012 - Author : Robert Herrick - Read : 538

Together - Part Five - Chapter 54 Together - Part Five - Chapter 54

Together - Part Five - Chapter 54
PART FIVE CHAPTER LIVThe doctors had come, probed for the bullet, and gone. They had not found the bullet. The wound was crooked, they said, entering the fleshy part of the abdomen, ranging upwards in the direction of the heart, then to the back. The wounded man was still unconscious. There was a chance, so the New York surgeon told Isabelle,--only they had not been able to locate the bullet, and the heart was beating feebly. There had been a great loss of blood. If he had been found earlier, perhaps--they did not know.... Outside on the drive the doctors exchanged... Long Stories - Post by : Jay_White - Date : May 2012 - Author : Robert Herrick - Read : 853

Together - Part Five - Chapter 53 Together - Part Five - Chapter 53

Together - Part Five - Chapter 53
PART FIVE CHAPTER LIIIIt was still sultry at four o'clock in the afternoon, and the two men walked slowly in the direction of the river. Cairy, who had been summoned by telegram to the city, would have preferred to be driven to the junction by Isabelle, but when Vickers had suggested that he knew a short cut by a shady path along the river, he had felt obliged to accept the implied invitation. He was debating why Price had suddenly evinced this desire to be with him, for he felt sure that Vickers disliked him. But Isabelle had shown plainly that... Long Stories - Post by : Jay_White - Date : May 2012 - Author : Robert Herrick - Read : 734

Together - Part Five - Chapter 52 Together - Part Five - Chapter 52

Together - Part Five - Chapter 52
PART FIVE CHAPTER LIIDid he know that he had virtually lost when at the end of his brief vacation he went back to the city, leaving his rival alone in the field? During those tense days Vickers's admiration for the man grew. He was good tempered and considerate, even of Cairy. Lane had always been a pleasant host, and now instead of avoiding Cairy he seemed to seek his society, made an effort to talk to him about his work, and advised him shrewdly in a certain transaction with a theatrical manager. "If she should go away with Cairy," Vickers said... Long Stories - Post by : Jay_White - Date : May 2012 - Author : Robert Herrick - Read : 1841