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Uncle Max

Rosa Nouchette Carey

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Book Excerpt: 
. . .ung folks' nature to go in for work and no play."'

'Oh, I mean to play as well as work,' I returned, laughing. 'Don't tell me any more, Mrs. Drabble; people will talk in a village, but I would rather not hear what they say.' And then I went back to the study and made tea for Uncle Max, and tried to pretend that I felt quite myself, and was not the least uneasy in my mind,—as though I could deceive Max.

'Well, Ursula,' he said, shaking his head at me, 'did Hamilton or Mrs. Drabble give you those hot cheeks?'

'Oh, Uncle Max,' I returned hastily, 'I am so sorry Mr. Hamilton is your friend.'

'Why so, little she-bear?'

'Because—because—I detest him: he is the most disagreeable, insufferable, domineering person I have ever met.'

'Candid; but then you were always outspoken, my dear. Now, shall I tell you what this disagreeable, insufferable, domineering person said to me in the hall?'

'Oh, nothin. . . Read More

Community Reviews

Such a well written story about love, mystery, and some humorous moments

My husband inherited this book from his father who inherited, we think, from his grandmother to whom it was given for Christmas 1901. I can see why it may be considered important, as the protagonist is a woman who wishes to live single, independent, and pursue a profession. It has some of the standa