At Heart a Rake Volume 2

At Heart a Rake Volume 2

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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: ...replied Nelly, sympathetically. "They are horrid, I know, but it is their way. They are never satisfied with anything. Camilla is growing a regular old maid. She saves every penny-she can, and is always complaining that we eat too much or winking at us not to take a second helping for fear there will not be sufficient left to make another day's dinner." "I'm afraid papa's affairs must be in a bad way to necessitate so much economy," said Phyllis, thoughtfully, "or does he know how Camilla goes on? I would rather pay him for my keep whilst here than be subject to such remarks as she made just now." "Oh! papa would never consent to that, Phyllis. He would be horrified at the mere idea, and ask if you mistook him for an inn-keeper." But lowering her voice, "I do think sometimes, that he is worried about money matters. You see farming is such uncertain work, and when Mr. Arbuthnott was here, I overheard some hints dropped about a failure in Mexican mines. I fancy papa's private income was in some mines. I wonder if they can have gone smash." "I wonder too," said Phyllis, "also, if anything is wrong, that papa does not let Mr. Frederick Arbuthnott see about getting it righted, for between you and me, I believe his father will never be good for much again, and I know nothing about Grant. Lady Fearon told me that old Arbuthnott had had a stroke of paralysis, or something of the sort, and the firm may be muddling the business away. I shall ask my father plump if anything is wrong, and why he does not make a greater friend of young Arbuthnott." "Oh! Phyllis, how brave you are!" cried Nelly, admiringly, "I wish that I had...show more

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  • Paperback | 58 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 3mm | 122g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236862708
  • 9781236862709