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V. V.'s Eyes   By: (1880-1930)

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V.V.'S EYES

by

HENRY SYDNOR HARRISON

Author of Queed

With Illustrations

1913

To my first, second, and third reader

NORVELL

Who raises books by hand

CONTENTS

I

Two Houses, with a great Gulf between; of V. Vivian, M.D., and what he thought of John the Baptist . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1

II

Two Persons of More Importance, and why they went to the Beach in October; Miss Carlisle Heth, and how she met an Unwelcome Swain at Sea; how this Swain could swim enough for one. . . . . . 12

III

How Carlisle screamed when the Boat upset, or else didn't, as the Case might be; also of Mrs. Heth, who went down Six Floors to nail Falsehoods, etc. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 26

IV

Mr. Hugo Canning, of the well known Pursuing Sex; how the Great Young Man pursued Miss Heth to a Summer House, and what stopped his Thundering Feet . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 36

V

Dialogue between V. Vivian, of the Slums, and Mr. Heth's Daughter (or his Niece); and what the lovely Hun saw in the Mr. Vivian's eyes, just before he asked God to pity her. . . . . . . . . . . . 48

VI

Of Carlisle's Bewilderment over all the Horrid Talk; of how it wasn't her Fault that Gossip was so Unreliable; of the Greatest Game in the World; also, of Mr. Heth, who didn't look like a Shameless Homicide. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 61

VII

How the Great Parti, pursued or pursuing to Cousin Willie Kerr's Apartment, begins thundering again. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 73

VIII

Supper with the Cooneys: Poor Relations, but you must be Nice to them; of Hen Cooney's friend V.V., as she irritatingly calls him; also relating how Cally is asked for her Forgiveness, and can't seem to think what to say . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 87

IX

Concerning an Abandoned Hotel, and who lived there; also of an Abandoned Youth, who lived somewhere else, Far Away; how a Slum Doctor dressed for a Function, such as involved Studs; and how Kern Garland wishted she was a Lady . . . . . . . . . . . . . 105

X

A Beautiful New Year's Party, and who spoiled it, and how; how Something is done, after all, for she tells the Man plainly that he mustn't speak to her any more . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 120

XI

In which Mr. Canning must go South for his Health, and Cally lies awake to think. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 134

XII

How V. Vivian still felt the Same about the Huns, No Matter what Sam Thought; also how Kern Garland lost Something at the Works, and what made Mr. V.V. look at her That Way. . . . . . . . 146

XIII

How Life was Gray and Everything was Horrid; how Carlisle went to Little Africa with Hen; how the Man spoke to her again, just the same, and what happened then; further, reporting a Confidential Talk with a Best Girl Friend. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 159

XIV

In which Cally tells a Certain Person that she isn't Happy Very 180

XV

In which she goes to New York and is very Happy indeed . . . . . 190

XVI

Of Happiness continuing, and what all the World loves; revealing, however, that not Every Girl can do what the French People once did 201

XVII

Cally crosses the Great Gulf; and it isn't quite Clear how she will ever cross back again. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 216

XVIII

Night Thoughts on the Hardness of Religious Fellows, compelling you to be Hard, too; Happier Things again, such as Hugo, Europe, Trousseaux, etc.; concluding with a Letter from Texas and a Little Vulgarian in a Red Hat . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 235

XIX

How it is One Thing to run away from yourself, and another to escape; how Cally orders the Best Cocktails, and gazes at her Mother asleep; also of Jefferson 4127, and why Mamma left the Table in a hurry at the Café des Ambassadeurs . . . . . . . . . . 249

XX

In which Jack Dalhousie wears a New Dignity, and the Lame Stranger comes to the House of Heth ... Continue reading book >>




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