Item description for No Thoroughfare by Wilkie Collins...
The woman caught the foundling nurse -- she whose lot it was to take in and name the abandoned infants from the streets of London -- as she left the place of her employment. "What can you want of me?" the nurse asked. "You will listen to my prayer? It is only to be told in two words." "This is worse and worse," said the nurse, on the edge of tears, now. "Supposing that I understand what two words you mean." "You do understand. What are the names they have given my poor baby? I ask no more than that. I have read of the customs of the place. He has been christened in the chapel, and registered by some surname in the book. He was received last Monday evening. What have they called him?" "You will never ask me anything more than the two words?" "Never! Never!" "You will never put them to a bad use, if I say them?" "Never! Never!" And then she gave the name.
Promise Angels is dedicated to bringing you great books at great prices. Whether you read for entertainment, to learn, or for literacy - you will find what you want at promiseangels.com!
Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 9.21" Width: 6.14" Height: 0.28" Weight: 0.44 lbs.
Release Date Aug 2, 2007
Publisher Tutis Digital Publishing Pvt. Ltd.
ISBN 8184560982 ISBN13 9788184560985
Availability 0 units.
More About Wilkie Collins
Wilkie (William) Collins(1824-89) was a hugely successful and popular crime, mystery and suspense writer. He wrote the first full-length detective novels in English and set a mould for the genre as shown inThe Moonstoneand "The Woman in White." Sandra Kemp has edited Virginia Woolf's short stories and Rudyard Kipling's Debits and Credits for Penguin Classics."
Wilkie Collins was born in 1824 and died in 1889.
Wilkie Collins has published or released items in the following series...