The Boudoir Cabal Volume 2

The Boudoir Cabal 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. 1875 edition. Excerpt: ...Accordingly, Prince Casino set out for the City to see Sir Ham Pennywon. He, too, was a strategist of the Paramount order, and had sagacity enough to perceive that first proposals of the loan should not come to the Knight through a lady, lest the cautious financier should sniff that circumvention was being attempted. He would begin by laying his requests frankly before Sir Ham, and would hear a multitude of objections amounting to a polite refusal; then he would ingratiate himself with Miss Marvell, and, through her, work daily and hourly on the Knight till the latter grew to think well of Rio-Brigande, then to descry profit in the opportunity of assisting it, and finally to regret having refused the loan; at which stage he would probably come and renew the negotiations of his own accord. Financial projects are generally based on straightforward calculations of this sort; and Prince Casino was only acting as the best of the City folk, among whom his blue brougham was trundling, act every day in the matter of tens, hundreds, or thousands, according to their powers. Revolving his plans methodically in the light brain that lay under his curly oiled hair, the Italian shot up Ludgate Hill at the busiest part of the day, reached Cornhill, and descended outside the offices of the Oyster-shell Utilisation Company, Limited. They were gorgeous offices, occupying a whole palace, with polished granite columns, and, as is usual with palaces in our country, this one was located in a dark street, between a pot-house and a mouldy brick building three storeys high. The Prince was not made to wait long in any ante-chamber. He was shown at once up a broad staircase with corrugated columns, and into the imposing Chairman's room, where Sir Ham had just...show more

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  • Paperback | 78 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 4mm | 154g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236933060
  • 9781236933065