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The Outcry - Book 1 - Chapter 5 The Outcry - Book 1 - Chapter 5

The Outcry - Book 1 - Chapter 5
BOOK FIRST. CHAPTER V."Your friend seems remarkably hot!" Lord John remarked to his young hostess as soon as they had been left together."He has cycled twenty miles. And indeed," she smiled, "he does appear to care for what he cares for!"Her companion then, during a moment's silence, might have been noting the emphasis of her assent. "Have you known him long?""No--not long.""Nor seen him often?""Only once--till now.""Oh!" said Lord John with another pause. But he soon proceeded. "Let us leave him then to cool! I haven't cycled twenty miles, but I've motored forty very much in the hope of _this_, Lady... Long Stories - Post by : dialisepalo - Date : May 2012 - Author : Henry James - Read : 2294

The Outcry - Book 1 - Chapter 4 The Outcry - Book 1 - Chapter 4

The Outcry - Book 1 - Chapter 4
BOOK FIRST. CHAPTER IV.Lady Grace had turned to meet Mr. Hugh Crimble, whose pleasure in at once finding her lighted his keen countenance and broke into easy words. "So awfully kind of you--in the midst of the great doings I noticed--to have found a beautiful minute for me.""I left the great doings, which are almost over, to every one's relief, I think," the girl returned, "so that your precious time shouldn't be taken to hunt for me."It was clearly for him, on this bright answer, as if her white hand were holding out the perfect flower of felicity. "You came in... Long Stories - Post by : RedSoxFan - Date : May 2012 - Author : Henry James - Read : 2239

The Outcry - Book 1 - Chapter 3 The Outcry - Book 1 - Chapter 3

The Outcry - Book 1 - Chapter 3
BOOK FIRST. CHAPTER III.Left with her friend, Lady Grace had a prompt question. "Lord John warned me he was 'funny'--but you already know him?"There might have been a sense of embarrassment in the way in which, as to gain time, Lady Sandgate pointed, instead of answering, to the small picture pronounced upon by Mr. Bender. "He thinks your little Cuyp a fraud.""That one?" Lady Grace could but stare. "The wretch!" However, she made, without alarm, no more of it; she returned to her previous question. "You've met him before?""Just a little--in town. Being 'after pictures'" Lady Sandgate explained, "he has been... Long Stories - Post by : zelenog - Date : May 2012 - Author : Henry James - Read : 2839

The Outcry - Book 1 - Chapter 2 The Outcry - Book 1 - Chapter 2

The Outcry - Book 1 - Chapter 2
BOOK FIRST. CHAPTER II.Having greeted him with an explicitly gracious welcome and both hands out, she had at once gone on: "You'll of course have tea?--in the saloon."But his mechanism seemed of the type that has to expand and revolve before sounding. "Why; the very first thing?"She only desired, as her laugh showed, to accommodate. "Ah, have it the last if you like!""You see your English teas--!" he pleaded as he looked about him, so immediately and frankly interested in the place and its contents that his friend could only have taken this for the very glance with which he must... Long Stories - Post by : bluemoonoffers - Date : May 2012 - Author : Henry James - Read : 2539

The Outcry - Book 1 - Chapter 1 The Outcry - Book 1 - Chapter 1

The Outcry - Book 1 - Chapter 1
BOOK FIRST. CHAPTER I."NO, my lord," Banks had replied, "no stranger has yet arrived. But I'll see if any one has come in--or who has." As he spoke, however, he observed Lady Sandgate's approach to the hall by the entrance giving upon the great terrace, and addressed her on her passing the threshold. "Lord John, my lady." With which, his duty majestically performed, he retired to the quarter--that of the main access to the spacious centre of the house--from which he had ushered the visitor.This personage, facing Lady Sandgate as she paused there a moment framed by the large doorway to... Long Stories - Post by : RJB39 - Date : May 2012 - Author : Henry James - Read : 2912

The Lesson Of The Master - Chapter 6 The Lesson Of The Master - Chapter 6

The Lesson Of The Master - Chapter 6
CHAPTER VI"It goes on too much abroad--hang abroad!" These or something like them had been the Master's remarkable words in relation to the action of "Ginistrella"; and yet, though they had made a sharp impression on the author of that work, like almost all spoken words from the same source, he a week after the conversation I have noted left England for a long absence and full of brave intentions. It is not a perversion of the truth to pronounce that encounter the direct cause of his departure. If the oral utterance of the eminent writer had the privilege of moving... Long Stories - Post by : Polarbears - Date : May 2012 - Author : Henry James - Read : 3423

The Lesson Of The Master - Chapter 5 The Lesson Of The Master - Chapter 5

The Lesson Of The Master - Chapter 5
CHAPTER V"Oh I say, I want you to stop a little," Henry St. George said to him at eleven o'clock the night he dined with the head of the profession. The company--none of it indeed _of the profession--had been numerous and was taking its leave; our young man, after bidding good-night to his hostess, had put out his hand in farewell to the master of the house. Besides drawing from the latter the protest I have cited this movement provoked a further priceless word about their chance now to have a talk, their going into his room, his having still everything... Long Stories - Post by : rbmilne - Date : May 2012 - Author : Henry James - Read : 2917

The Lesson Of The Master - Chapter 4 The Lesson Of The Master - Chapter 4

The Lesson Of The Master - Chapter 4
CHAPTER IVBefore a week had elapsed he met Miss Fancourt in Bond Street, at a private view of the works of a young artist in "black-and-white" who had been so good as to invite him to the stuffy scene. The drawings were admirable, but the crowd in the one little room was so dense that he felt himself up to his neck in a sack of wool. A fringe of people at the outer edge endeavoured by curving forward their backs and presenting, below them, a still more convex surface of resistance to the pressure of the mass, to preserve an... Long Stories - Post by : imported_n/a - Date : May 2012 - Author : Henry James - Read : 1747

The Lesson Of The Master - Chapter 3 The Lesson Of The Master - Chapter 3

The Lesson Of The Master - Chapter 3
CHAPTER IIIThe smoking-room at Summersoft was on the scale of the rest of the place; high light commodious and decorated with such refined old carvings and mouldings that it seemed rather a bower for ladies who should sit at work at fading crewels than a parliament of gentlemen smoking strong cigars. The gentlemen mustered there in considerable force on the Sunday evening, collecting mainly at one end, in front of one of the cool fair fireplaces of white marble, the entablature of which was adorned with a delicate little Italian "subject." There was another in the wall that faced it, and,... Long Stories - Post by : mickweb - Date : May 2012 - Author : Henry James - Read : 875

The Lesson Of The Master - Chapter 2 The Lesson Of The Master - Chapter 2

The Lesson Of The Master - Chapter 2
CHAPTER IIAs they all came out from luncheon General Fancourt took hold of him with an "I say, I want you to know my girl!" as if the idea had just occurred to him and he hadn't spoken of it before. With the other hand he possessed himself all paternally of the young lady. "You know all about him. I've seen you with his books. She reads everything--everything!" he went on to Paul. The girl smiled at him and then laughed at her father. The General turned away and his daughter spoke--"Isn't papa delightful?""He is indeed, Miss Fancourt.""As if I read... Long Stories - Post by : trevord92 - Date : May 2012 - Author : Henry James - Read : 3062

The Lesson Of The Master - Chapter 1 The Lesson Of The Master - Chapter 1

The Lesson Of The Master - Chapter 1
CHAPTER IHe had been told the ladies were at church, but this was corrected by what he saw from the top of the steps--they descended from a great height in two arms, with a circular sweep of the most charming effect--at the threshold of the door which, from the long bright gallery, overlooked the immense lawn. Three gentlemen, on the grass, at a distance, sat under the great trees, while the fourth figure showed a crimson dress that told as a "bit of colour" amid the fresh rich green. The servant had so far accompanied Paul Overt as to introduce him... Long Stories - Post by : BusinessBuilder - Date : May 2012 - Author : Henry James - Read : 2460

The Bostonians - Chapter 42 The Bostonians - Chapter 42

The Bostonians - Chapter 42
VOLUME II. BOOK THIRD. CHAPTER XLII.Ransom made no reply; he was watching the door, which at that moment gave way from within. Verena stood there--it was she, evidently, who had opened it--and her eyes went straight to his. She was dressed in white, and her face was whiter than her garment; above it her hair seemed to shine like fire. She took a step forward; but before she could take another he had come down to her, on the threshold of the room. Her face was full of suffering, and he did not attempt--before all those eyes--to take her hand; he... Long Stories - Post by : acezapper - Date : May 2012 - Author : Henry James - Read : 1292

The Bostonians - Chapter 41 The Bostonians - Chapter 41

The Bostonians - Chapter 41
VOLUME II. BOOK THIRD. CHAPTER XLI.He walked about for the next two hours, walked all over Boston, heedless of his course, and conscious only of an unwillingness to return to his hotel and an inability to eat his dinner or rest his weary legs. He had been roaming in very much the same desperate fashion, at once eager and purposeless, for many days before he left New York, and he knew that his agitation and suspense must wear themselves out. At present they pressed him more than ever; they had become tremendously acute. The early dusk of the last half of... Long Stories - Post by : playatth - Date : May 2012 - Author : Henry James - Read : 1216

The Bostonians - Chapter 40 The Bostonians - Chapter 40

The Bostonians - Chapter 40
VOLUME II. BOOK THIRD. CHAPTER XL.It was Mrs. Luna who received him, as she had received him on the occasion of his first visit to Charles Street; by which I do not mean quite in the same way. She had known very little about him then, but she knew too much for her happiness to-day, and she had with him now a little invidious, contemptuous manner, as if everything he should say or do could be a proof only of abominable duplicity and perversity. She had a theory that he had treated her shamefully; and he knew it--I do not mean... Long Stories - Post by : trinitee - Date : May 2012 - Author : Henry James - Read : 1187

The Bostonians - Chapter 39 The Bostonians - Chapter 39

The Bostonians - Chapter 39
VOLUME II. BOOK THIRD. CHAPTER XXXIX.He met Doctor Prance in the village the next morning, and as soon as he looked at her he saw that the event which had been impending at Miss Chancellor's had taken place. It was not that her aspect was funereal; but it contained, somehow, an announcement that she had, for the present, no more thought to give to casting a line. Miss Birdseye had quietly passed away, in the evening, an hour or two after Ransom's visit. They had wheeled her chair into the house; there had been nothing to do but wait for complete... Long Stories - Post by : Eardrum - Date : May 2012 - Author : Henry James - Read : 2434

The Bostonians - Chapter 38 The Bostonians - Chapter 38

The Bostonians - Chapter 38
VOLUME II. BOOK THIRD. CHAPTER XXXVIII.Olive thought she knew the worst, as we have perceived; but the worst was really something she could not know, inasmuch as up to this time Verena chose as little to confide to her on that one point as she was careful to expatiate with her on every other. The change that had taken place in the object of Basil Ransom's merciless devotion since the episode in New York was, briefly, just this change--that the words he had spoken to her there about her genuine vocation, as distinguished from the hollow and factitious ideal with which... Long Stories - Post by : JerseyDave - Date : May 2012 - Author : Henry James - Read : 1078

The Bostonians - Chapter 37 The Bostonians - Chapter 37

The Bostonians - Chapter 37
VOLUME II. BOOK THIRD. CHAPTER XXXVII.Basil Ransom spent nearly a month at Marmion; in announcing this fact I am very conscious of its extraordinary character. Poor Olive may well have been thrown back into her alarms by his presenting himself there; for after her return from New York she took to her soul the conviction that she had really done with him. Not only did the impulse of revulsion under which Verena had demanded that their departure from Tenth Street should be immediate appear to her a proof that it had been sufficient for her young friend to touch Mr. Ransom's... Long Stories - Post by : jumaa - Date : May 2012 - Author : Henry James - Read : 2100

The Bostonians - Chapter 36 The Bostonians - Chapter 36

The Bostonians - Chapter 36
VOLUME II. BOOK THIRD. CHAPTER XXXVI.A certain prudence had determined him to put off his visit till the morning; he thought it more probable that at that time he should be able to see Verena alone as in the evening the two young women would be sure to be sitting together. When the morrow dawned, however, Basil Ransom felt none of the trepidation of the procrastinator; he knew nothing of the reception that awaited him, but he took his way to the cottage designated to him over-night by Doctor Prance, with the step of a man much more conscious of his... Long Stories - Post by : markwar - Date : May 2012 - Author : Henry James - Read : 2740

The Bostonians - Chapter 35 (Volume 2 Book 3) The Bostonians - Chapter 35 (Volume 2 Book 3)

The Bostonians - Chapter 35 (Volume 2 Book 3)
VOLUME II. BOOK THIRD. CHAPTER XXXV.The August night had gathered by the time Basil Ransom, having finished his supper, stepped out upon the piazza of the little hotel. It was a very little hotel and of a very slight and loose construction; the tread of a tall Mississippian made the staircase groan and the windows rattle in their frames. He was very hungry when he arrived, having not had a moment, in Boston, on his way through, to eat even the frugal morsel with which he was accustomed to sustain nature between a breakfast that consisted of a cup of coffee... Long Stories - Post by : fdiohhndfhonnd - Date : May 2012 - Author : Henry James - Read : 3060

The Bostonians - Chapter 34 The Bostonians - Chapter 34

The Bostonians - Chapter 34
VOLUME II. BOOK SECOND. CHAPTER XXXIV."I presume you are the only person in this country who feels as you do," she observed at last."Not the only person who feels so, but very possibly the only person who thinks so. I have an idea that my convictions exist in a vague, unformulated state in the minds of a great many of my fellow-citizens. If I should succeed some day in giving them adequate expression I should simply put into shape the slumbering instincts of an important minority.""I am glad you admit it's a minority!" Verena exclaimed. "That's fortunate for us poor creatures.... Long Stories - Post by : timeclockpro - Date : May 2012 - Author : Henry James - Read : 1152