All the Year Round; A Weekly Journal Volume 1; V. 21

All the Year Round; A Weekly Journal Volume 1; V. 21

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1869 edition. Excerpt: ...one nor the other," I said, angrily. "I am not well, and do not want to be catechised." "My good friend," he said, "it is only the regular epidemic of the place. The losing sickness. Bless you, why keep up subterfuges with me? Surely I know it all. A croupier told me. Tou lost every halfpenny last night. Tou haven't anything to bring you back, you know you haven't." Here was humiliation. "Now. don't," he said; "don't vent it on me; but let us see what is to be done. As for a pauper like mo lending you the money" "Indeed, I should scorn to ask it----" "It would be no use, I am telling you. So I tell you fairly. But I tell you what, I give you this valuable bit of advice. Leave by to-night's train, or by the four train, which is the earliest." f I want no advice," I said; "and pray, if I have lost everything, how am I to go? 0 God help me, Grainger, what am I saying or doing? I am wretched--ruined--and death is the only thing to think of." He looked at me steadily a moment. "I once was precisely in that way, but no one pitied me, and I got over it, and saw what a ridiculous thing it would be to be talking of death. But, my good friend, you must do something. The banker will advance you the money on the strength of your connexion with Mr. Bernard." "That would be robbery and gambling too; I have no right to borrow what I could not pay." "Well, then I tell you seriously, there is only one other course; you will scout it, but it is the only rational one. Tou must get back some of your money." "Get it back from them! Why they have no hearts--no pity." "Tou talk like a child--I mean by play." I recoiled. "Go...show more

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  • Paperback | 536 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 27mm | 948g
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  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236654129
  • 9781236654120