An Agitator; A Novel Volume 15

An Agitator; A Novel Volume 15

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1895 edition. Excerpt: ...put out a delaying hand--" so that they can wait a few minutes." " While I give an account of myself?" said Brand, trying hard for a smile. " Well, Mrs. Pelham, Sir John and I discussed the whole position of the nation, and I adopted your presentment of the case in the most unblushing manner as my own. Finally, he informed me--owing no doubt to that--that I was the most intelligent young man he ever met." "Did he say that?" said she, gratified, and perhaps a little surprised. "And the most impracticable," added Brand. She laughed and said: " And now, there's this deputation." " You think I ought to accept?" said Brand. " Will they stand by you, if you stand apart from the Liberals? That is the question." " That is the question," assented Brand. " And I doubt whether I shall get a real answer to it from these men. I expect I shall have to go down and see." " But you want to stand?" " Yes, I want to stand. I am unregenerate enough to feel that there would be a satisfaction in winning an election in lifudford." "And we'll go down and canvass for you," said Pelham. " I should think Nanny's corrupt influence must still linger among a good many workingmen voters." "And I shall live to be in the thick of a contested election, after all," said his wife. " I should not like for you to be brought into it for me," said Brand, shaking his head. "I would not do it for you," said she, and then stopping herself--" why, how ungracious that sounds!--especially when I should be glad enough to do it for you. I mean, I would work in...show more

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  • Paperback | 38 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 2mm | 86g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236739922
  • 9781236739926