A Desperate Woman a Novel (Classic Reprint)

A Desperate Woman a Novel (Classic Reprint)
A Desperate Woman a Novel (Classic Reprint)
Excerpt from A Desperate Woman a NovelTo this unhappy creature, doubly unhappy and wretched upon that cheerless Saturday night, a name had been bestowed which had become familiar to her. Sometimes in romantic badinage, oftener in sorrowful earnest, as they watched her dainty fingers become marred and blackened with the burnt pieces of wood, the working girls about her had called her Cinderella.It had clung to Myrtle Blake like the fine black dust of the work-room; it had suggested so much of childhood's memories of the famed fairy story, that she had answered to it first with a smile, then with a sigh, and finally with a despairing thought that only the misery and solitude of the Cinderella of fiction would be hers, in a hard struggle for bread for herself and her dying mother.She dropped the box into which she was placing the artist's crayons, started as from a painful reverie, and looked toward the little dark staircase leading into the apartment where she sat."Drella!"A girl's voice had pronounced her name, a girl's form crossed her vision."You are wanted," spoke the new-comer, a repressed excitement in her manner," at home. One of your neighbor's boys just brought a message."Myrtle Blake arose to her feet in quick alarm. Even beneath the grime of the dust, her face turned a shade whiter."My mother," she gasped out; "she is worse?"The girl shook her head quickly and negatively.About the PublisherForgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at www.forgottenbooks.comThis book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art technology to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works.Эта книга будет изготовлена в соответствии с Вашим заказом по технологии Print-on-Demand компанией ООО «Книга по Требованию». Print-on-Demand - это технология печати книг по Вашему заказу на цифровом типографском оборудовании. Книга, произведенная по технологии Print-on-Demand (POD) представляет собой классическую печатную книгу с соблюдением всех стандартов качества, от офсетной бумаги и плотного картона до качественного клея, используемого при изготовлении. Черно-белая текстовая или полноцветная иллюстрированная книга (в зависимости от исходного файла, подготовленного к печати) может быть изготовлена в разных вариантах: - в мягкой обложке (Клеевое Бесшвейное Скрепление); - скрепление скобой (для книг с небольшим количеством страниц); - в твердом переплете с клееным текстовым блоком; Материалы, используемые при производстве книги: - бумага текстового блока - офсетная (белая или кремовая) 80 г/м2 - мягкая обложка - бумага мелованная 250 г/м2; - ламинация обложки - матовая или глянцевая; - твердый переплет - картон 2 мм, каптал, белые форзацы, прямой корешок - сверхпрочный полимерный клей; - каждая книга упакована в термопленку. Каждый заказ обрабатывается в индивидуальном порядке: каждой книге, напечатанной по технологии Print-on-Demand, присваивается уникальный номер.