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Mon Apr 03 02:05:28 2017 1 The Project Gutenberg EBook of December Love, by Robert Hichens This eBook is for the use of anyone anywhere at no cost and with almost no restrictions whatsoever.
You may copy it, give it away or re-use it under the terms of the Project Gutenberg License included with this eBook or online at Title: December Love Author: Robert Hichens Release Date: April 22, 2006 [EBook #6616] Language: English Character set encoding: ASCII *** START OF THIS PROJECT GUTENBERG EBOOK DECEMBER LOVE *** Produced by Dagny; John Bickers DECEMBER LOVE By Robert Hichens DECEMBER LOVE By Robert Hichens PART ONE CHAPTER I Alick Craven, who was something in the Foreign Office, had been living in London, except for an interval of military service during the war, for several years, and had plenty of interesting friends and acquaintances, when one autumn day, in a club, Frances Braybrooke, who knew everybody, sat down beside him and began, as his way was, talking of people.
Braybrooke talked well and was an exceedingly agreeable man, but he seldom discussed ideas.
His main interest lay in the doings of the human race, the -human animal,- to use a favorite phrase of his, in what the human race was -up to.- People were his delight.
He could not live away from the centre of their activities.
He was never tired of meeting new faces, and would go to endless trouble to bring an interesting personality within the circle of his acquaintance.
Craven’s comparative indifference about society, his laziness in social matters, was a perpetual cause of surprise to Braybrooke, who nevertheless was always ready to do Craven a good turn, whether he wanted it done to him or not.
Indeed, Craven was indebted to his kind old friend for various introductions which had led to pleasant times, and for these he was quite grateful.
Braybrooke was much older than most people, though he Mon Apr 03 02:05:28 2017 2 seldom looked it, and decades older than Craven, and h...

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