The Department Store a Novel of Today (Classic Reprint)

The Department Store a Novel of Today (Classic Reprint)
The Department Store a Novel of Today (Classic Reprint)
Excerpt from The Department Store a Novel of TodayAt the moment that Rita Nickelsen turned her head aside to die, little Karen began to whimper. The sound was strangely arresting - that small sound of a baby's whimper in this room of death. There was something almost conscious in it, as if the three-weeks-old creature had instinctively felt the loss which it was about to suffer.Mieze Meier took the little thing from the cradle and carried it out into the studio. It went on crying. She rocked it in her arms, pressed it close to her bosom, and hushed it with gentle words: "Be still, my darling. Don't cry so, sweet. Baby has her Aunt Mieze still. Aunt Mieze loves Baby very, very much." And as if her soft low voice had hypnotised the infant, its crying became quieter and gradually ceased. In a little while it was asleep. Then Thor Nickelsen came into the room.He looked pale and stricken, yet composed, as one who has long been prepared for a destined blow, and, now that it has fallen, can view the ending of the crisis with a certain relief."My poor little Rita!" he said. "She would have been only twenty-two in May. She died of homesickness as much as anything else. I ought not to have taken her away from Rome. In so far, I am responsible for her early death.""It is well with her," answered Mieze.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.