The Boudoir Cabal Volume 3

The Boudoir Cabal 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. 1875 edition. Excerpt: ...speculation; besides, now that Sir Ham was evidently tottering towards his grave, Grace's future husband had diplomatically hinted the desirability of looking with vigilance after the old knight's money, seeing that every farthing of it would devolve upon her. There was no doubt that she would be Sir Ham's sole ' heiress; and she wished to be so now, first for Prince Casino's sake, and secondly to frustrate Mayrose of the inheritance; but there was evidently some secret and deeper motive for her rancour against the peer than could be seen on the surface. So the landau thundered over the roads, and with its speed rose the excitement of this man-chase. Villages were passed, road-side inns with painted signboards, barns covered with the posters of the recent election, and droves of mooing cattle plodding to market. Once or twice groups of fox-hunters riding to meet, in pink, were overtaken and passed, and then a batch of sportsmen climbing over a stile with guns on their shoulders to go and make their best of the coverts before the new People's Parliament effected a ruthless sweep of all game laws. The morning was gloriously fine, and the horses were little tried by the sharpness of their pace. In about an hour and a quarter the palisades round Elmwood Park came in view, and beside a lodge gate a young bumpkin was seen walking up and down, leading a horse by the bridle. _ "That is Lord Mayrose's horse," broke out Lady Canonlaugh. "We are fortunate; I know the place where the pair meet, and if we go into the park we stand behind the trees and see them say good-bye. You can accost my lord immediately afterwards." The carriage stopped, the ladies descended, and the coachman was told to...show more

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  • Paperback | 64 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 3mm | 132g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236881184
  • 9781236881182