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The Boy with Wings by Berta Ruck

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THE BOY WITH WINGS

The Boy With Wings

By BERTA RUCK (MRS. OLIVER ONIONS)

AUTHOR OF

"His Official Fiancée," "The Wooing of Rosamond Fayre," "In Another Girl's Shoes," Etc.

[Illustration]

A. L. BURT COMPANY Publishers New York

Published by arrangement with DODD, MEAD & COMPANY

COPYRIGHT, 1915, By DODD, MEAD AND COMPANY

Published in England under the title of "The Lad With Wings."

DEDICATED, WITH AFFECTION TO THAT BRAINLESS ARMY TYPE. MY YOUNGEST BROTHER

"The men of my own stock Bitter bad they may be, But at least they hear the things I hear. They see the things I see."

KIPLING.

CONTENTS

PART I

MAY, JUNE, JULY, 1914

CHAPTER PAGE I AERIAL LIGHT HORSE 3 II THE BOSOM CHUMS 19 III THE EYES OF ICARUS 34 IV THE SONG OF ALL THE AGES 54 V THE WORKADAY WORLD 62 VI THE INVITATION 71 VII A BACHELOR'S TEA PARTY 75 VIII LAUGHING ODDS 82 IX A DAY IN THE COUNTRY 89 X LESLIE, ON "THE ROOTS OF THE ROSE" 107 XI THE HEELS OF MERCURY 122 XII THE KISS WITHHELD 128 XIII THE FLYING DREAM 144 XIV AN AWAKENING 152 XV LESLIE ON "TOO MUCH LOVE" 168 XVI THE AEROPLANE LADY 178 XVII LESLIE ON "MARRIAGE" 186 XVIII THE OBVIOUS THING 193 XIX THE SEALED BOX 212

PART II

JULY, AUGUST, SEPTEMBER, 1914

I THE AVIATION DINNER 223 II THE WHISPER OF WAR 235 III THE LAST SUNDAY OF PEACE 241 IV THAT WEEK END 259 V THE DIE IS CAST 265 VI HER GUARDIAN'S CONSENT 267 VII HASTE TO THE WEDDING! 280 VIII THE GIRL HE LEFT BEHIND HIM 293 IX THIS SIDE OF "THE FRONT" 300 X LESLIE, ON "THE MOTLEY OF MARS" 310 XI A LOVE LETTER AND A ROSE 321

PART III

SEPTEMBER, NINETEEN FOURTEEN

I A WAR TIME HONEYMOON 335 II THE SOUL OF UNDINE 345 III A LAST FAVOUR 350 IV THE DEPARTURE FOR FRANCE 361 V THE NUPTIAL FLIGHT 364 VI THE WINGED VICTORY 370 POSTSCRIPT MYRTLE AND LAUREL LEAF 376

PART I

MAY, JUNE, JULY, 1914

CHAPTER I

AERIAL LIGHT HORSE

Hendon!

An exquisite May afternoon, still and sunny. Above, a canopy of unflecked sapphire blue. Below, the broad khaki green expanse of the flying ground, whence the tall, red white and blue pylons pointed giant fingers to the sky.

Against the iron railings of the ground the border of chairs was thronged with spectators; women and girls in summery frocks, men in light overcoats with field glasses slung by a strap about them... Continue reading book >>




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