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Tuesday Teaser–July 24

Teaser Tuesday is a weekly meme hosted by MizB at Should Be Reading.
This meme is simple and fun, you just pick up your current read, flip
to a random page, and choose 1 or 2 teaser sentences to share! Here are
the guidelines:

Grab Your Current Read

Open to a random page
Pick two “teaser” sentences from that page
BE CAREFUL NOT TO SHARE SPOILERS! (make sure what you share doesn’t give too much away. You don’t want to ruin the book for other readers)
INCLUDE the TITLE & AUTHOR too, so other TT participants can add the book to their TBR and wish-lists! If possible, add the page number.

This week’s Tuesday Teaser comes from a classic.

From The Woman In White by Wilkie Collins. P.98-99:

Before any more questions could be put to her, she was called away to receive a basket of eggs at the dairy door. As she left us I whispered to Miss Halcombe–

“Ask her if she happened to mention, last night, that visitors were expected at Limmeridge House.”

Miss Halcombe showed me, by a look, that she understood, and put the question as soon as the dairymaid returned to us.

“Oh yes, miss, I mentioned that,” said the girl simply. “The company coming, and the accident to the brindled cow, was all the news I had to take to the farm.”

“Did you mention names? Did you tell them that Sir Percival Glyde was expected on Monday?”

“Yes, miss–I told them Sir Percival Glyde was coming. I hope there was no harm in it–I hope I didn’t do wrong.”

“Oh no, no harm. Come, Mr. Hartright, Hannah will begin to think us in the way, if we interrupt her any longer over her work.”

We stopped and looked at one another the moment we were alone again.

“Is there any doubt in your mind, now, Miss Halcombe?”

“Sir Percival Glyde shall remove that doubt, Mr. Hartright–or Laura Fairlie shall never be his wife.”

If you’d like to try it out, you can get a copy for Kindle, for Nook, or at Gutenberg.com (Why, yes, I found all of these for free!)

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