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Title: The Fatal Glove Author: Clara Augusta Jones Trask Release Date: June 4, 2005 [eBook #15989] Language: English Character set encoding: ISO-8859-1 ***START OF THE PROJECT GUTENBERG EBOOK THE FATAL GLOVE*** E-text prepared by Bill Tozier, Barbara Tozier, Mary Meehan, and the Project Gutenberg Online Distributed Proofreading Team (http:--www.pgdp.net) Transcriber’s note: After -The Fatal Glove- is a short story titled -Constitutionally Bashful.- The author was not identified. THE FATAL GLOVE by CLARA AUGUSTA Author of -The Rugg Documents,- -Patience Pettigrew’s Perplexities,- etc. 1892 PART I. Arch Trevlyn had had a good day.
Business had been brisk.
The rain had fallen steadily since daybreak, and the street-crossings in New York were ankle deep in mud.
The little street-sweeper’s arms ached fearfully, but his pocket was full of pennies, interspersed with an occasional half-dime. The clouds were breaking in the west, and a gleam of sunshine gilded the tall tower of St.
John’s.
Arch shouldered his broom, and whistled a merry Fri Mar 31 02:38:17 2017 2 tune as he took his way homeward.
His bright dark eyes sparkled as he thought how the sight of his earnings would cheer his feeble mother.
She could have tea now, with real milk and some sugar in it, and an orange, too.
Only yesterday she was wishing she had an orange. Arch’s way led past a horticultural store, and his eye wandered longingly over the display of flowers in the window.
He must have just one wee white rose, because, only the Sabbath before, while he sat at his mother’s feet, she had wept in telling him about the sweet roses that ...





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