The Baby's Grandmother Volume 2

The Baby's Grandmother 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. 1891 edition. Excerpt: ...moving to do so; he would poke the fire--Robert Hanwell would have had his hair standing on end had he witnessed the indifference with which Challoner permitted his distinguished companion to handle his own poker and tongs, once he found that Overton liked doing so, ---he would sit on and on in peace and comfort, no one thinking it necessary to trouble with talking beyond a "Beastly wet," now and then varied, perchance, with a "Bad for the farmers,"--each of which remarks, if originated by himself, would merely draw from the other an inarticulate civil sound, which was perfectly polite and pleasant, but which most men would have thought was hardly response sufficient for Lord Overton. Perhaps Challoner would volunteer the "Beastly wet," and Overton would nod the mute assent; perhaps they would both together originate the sentiment; perhaps one would see that the weather was about to improve, and the sky to clear, while the other considered that the rain was setting steadily in; perhaps one would narrate a brief, a very brief experience of country life, farmers shooting, or proprietary grievances; perhaps the other would cap the story with a better, --but however long they bore each other company, and whatever they agreed upon or differed upon, one thing was plain, they were on the best of terms. Lady Matilda jested about the strange pair who, thus thrown at haphazard together, fitted like a pair of gloves; and my lord's predilection for Mr Challoner, and the length of time my lord passed in the sick-room, made the invalid's beef-tea several degrees stronger and more grateful to the palate than it would have been had Mr Edward only been there to see. Nobody told Lord Overton a word of...show more

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  • Paperback | 70 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 4mm | 141g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236832914
  • 9781236832917