Torchy As a Pa - Sewell Ford

Torchy As a Pa

By Sewell Ford

  • Release Date: 2012-04-01
  • Book Genre: Contemporary
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Torchy As a Pa by Sewell Ford

Maybe you don’t remember my tellin’ you about Lucy Lee, the Virginia butterfly we took in over the week-end once and how I had to scratch around one Saturday to find some male dinner mate for her, and picked this hard-boiled egg from the bond room, one of these buddin’ John D.’s who keeps an expense account and shudders every time he passes a millinery store or thinks what two orchestra seats and a double taxi fare would set him back. And, the female being the more expensive of the species, he has trained himself to be girl proof. That’s what he lets on to me beforehand, but inside of forty-eight minutes by the watch, or between his first spoonful of tomato soup and his last sip of cafe noir, this Lucy Lee party had him so dizzy in the head he didn’t know whether he was gazin’ into her lovely eyes or being run down by a truck. Honest, some of these babidolls with high voltage lamps like that ought to be made to use dimmers. For look! Just as she’s got him all wound up in the net, what does Lucy Lee do but flit sudden off to the Berkshires, where a noble young S. O. S. captain has just come back from the war and the next we know they’re engaged, while in the bond room of the Corrugated Trust is one more broken heart, or what passes for the same among them young hicks.

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