The Bolted Door, & Other Stories

The Bolted Door, & Other Stories

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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. 1906 edition. Excerpt: ...The thing is that they've got an offer to give the rent, same as from your papa, and to pay this sum down. And they say it must be decided at once, this very day. If Mr French'--that's papa--' will agree to pay it, of course they cannot but let him have the house. I have wired to them that I would answer to-day; and I've run up here to see if we can't wire to Mr French at once and get his reply to-day.' My heart went down. We had, so far, got no address at Hyeres. We were only to write there poste restante, which means that your ietfcers are to stay at the post-office till you call for them. But of course we couldn't telegraph to papa at the post-office at Hyeres; and I explained this to Mr Brown. The poor man's face got redder and redder. 'It's most unfortunate, ' he murmured. Suddenly an idea struck me. I felt myself getting red too. 'Mr Brown, ' I exclaimed, 'I'm only a boy; but could you take my word for it? I'm as sure as sure that papa would pay the hundred rather than lose the house; and--I really have as much as that of my own. My godfather left it me to do what I liked with after I was twelve, provided my father approved, or to keep it till I was older. So, as I'm twelve past, it's all right. Papa couldn't cZisapprove of my promising it in case of need, for the sake of getting the house.' Brown gasped. 'Upon my word, sir, ' he said, 'I was right. You are a remarkably intelligent gentleman for your age. You really mean it, sir? You really empower me to wire to the agents clenching the matter?' 'Yes, I do, ' I replied firmly. 'I 'll give it you in writing if you like?' 'No need for that, sir, ' he said; 'seeing you 're not of age, I don't know as there would be any advantage in it.' He hesitated a little. 'I hope--B. i. x I do hope, sir, ' he...show more

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  • Paperback | 58 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 3mm | 122g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236601106
  • 9781236601100