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22. 11. 2020 at 4:32 #5171Corey ThomasGuest
A Land Girl’s Love Story
by Berta Ruck
- Language: english
- Release date: January 15, 2012
- ISBN: 9780217427715 (0217427715)
- Publisher: General Books
- Author: Berta Ruck
- Format: paperback, 162 pages
About The Book
Purchase of this book includes free trial access to http://www.million-books.com where you can read more than a million books for free. This is an OCR edition with typos. Excerpt from book: CHAPTER III THE TOSS-UP And risk it on one turn of pitch-and-toss.? Kipling. ELIZABETH! What should you say if I were to accept an offer of marriage? I demanded abruptly. This was after I’d got back to the flat, had flung myself down on my bed with the announcement that I’d been sacked from the rabbit-warren, and had turned thirstily to the tea that my chum had brought in at once. Washed-out, I lay against the pillow, while Elizabeth did the ministering angel in a boyish shirt, and with thick black locks bobbed about her square-chinned little face. Elizabeth is the most loyal pal who ever barked out home-truths at a chum, waiting on her hand and foot the while … Oh, girl-friends! What would life be without them when men forsake us by desertion and death, when other men overwork us and harry us, and when all men (as it sometimes seems) misunderstand us! Men don’t believe in loyal and lasting friendships between women. Elizabeth, in return, never believed much in men. Offer of marriage? she retorted. What are you raving about? Between sips of tea I gave her the story of the letter that I had taken away unopened that morning. Asks me to write within the week, unless it was to be good-bye for good! I concluded. What do you think of it? Shell-shock, Elizabeth promptly suggested. Poor fellow! Must be quite off’ his head. How long was he out at the Front, Joan? How should I know? I only know he wrote from those barracks. You don’t know his regiment or anything? Not a thing. Not the colour of his eyes, or why he never wrote to me before, or where he’s been for the last seven years, or what doing. Absolutely nothing do I know about him. Except that he wants me to be his wife! My stupor of the morning had given…
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