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Through the Postern Gate

Florence L. Barclay

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Book Excerpt: 
. . .stand, wet or shine; left his goloshes on the mat: hung up his cap and gown, and followed Jenkins into the drawing-room. Though he had called regularly, twice a week, during the last dozen years—first on his old friend and tutor, Professor Charteris; after his death, on his widow and daughter; and, when Miss Charteris was left alone, on herself only—he never failed to knock and ring; nor did he ever enter unannounced.

The Boy had dashed in at the garden gate on the occasion of his second visit, and appeared to consider that he had thus created a precedent which should always be followed.

Once, and once only—on her thirtieth birthday—the Professor had brought Miss Charteris a bouquet; but, being very absent-minded, he deposited the bouquet on the mat, and advanced into the drawing-room carrying his goloshes in his left hand. Having shaken hands with his right, he vaguely presented the goloshes. Miss Charteris, never at a. . . Read More

Community Reviews

I really don't know why I love this book so much. The heroine is ten years older than the hero and what is more knew him when she was a teenager and he was six. Somehow she avoids the creepiness that could happen if you were not careful with this plot. Not much "conflict" but maybe it is better for

4* A charming, classic love story. Modern courtship has no intrigue like the old stories! These characters have strong morals, and yet such a variety of obstacles to overcome.