The Art of Love Volume 3

The Art of Love Volume 3

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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. 1889 edition. Excerpt: ...as his legitimate son and heir. You see, the dilemma was simplified by the knowledge that, legitimate or not, he was his.son; he would ' be, in any case, a male heir of his own blood. As for the shame involved in the avowal--well, he could live through that; and whether he acknowledged Kenneth or whether he did not, it would all come out now through the unmanageable rectitude of David Livingstone. LEGAL ADVICE. I I 3 All this time he had not said a word either to his sisters or to his Edinburgh agents. He was too masterful and self-reliant to be guided by the latter, and he dreaded an interview with the former. Now, however, he sent for Mr Gedge, of the firm of Messrs Waugh, Gedge, and M'Gillivray, Writers to the Signet, laid before him M'Donald's report, and described to him with perfect candour what is already known to the reader of his former relations with Mrs Livingstone. Mr Gedge was much too discreet and practised--too well accustomed to the seamy sides of the lives of some of his clients, to show any signs of being scandalised by this ugly story; as a family man and affectionate husband--the father of a recklessly redundant family--he must have had his own feelings on the subject, but he kept them to himself, remarking gravely, after he had glanced through the papers---"I must take these home with me, Sir Wilfred, and go very carefully over them. The matter is one which requires the utmost caution', or it may involve endless litiga-tion." " Take them with you, by all means," replied Sir Wilfred, lighting a cigar and preparing to go down to the House of Commons, "but ' I may tell you at once that I have made up my mind to acknowledge the legitimacy of my young hopeful, and I...show more

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  • Paperback | 40 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 2mm | 91g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236866851
  • 9781236866851