Colston, by the Author of 'Skating on Thin Ice'

Colston, by the Author of 'Skating on Thin Ice'

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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. 1869 edition. Excerpt: ...that as long as the Constitution he believes in is not touched by his promises, he should stand in the gap to prevent a blue coming in. I don't say anything here about your men being unreasonable, because it is no use. We must deal with facts, and the facts, just now, are against reason." uAnd you will get him to say nothing about a Factory Act?" "I will get him to deal with broad principles, and make things perfectly clear. Do you go and draw up an address, and if we agree to it, you and your committee can have nothing more to say." "You're a capital man of business, Evans." "I wish our lawyers were. There is my money lying idle at Discount and Chargem's, and--" "You bank there, do you?" said little Mr. Pearson, with a suspicious look. "Yes, and have done for twenty years. Ghargem's been keeping a stud at Melton all last winter." "I daresay they make good profits; but if I were you--you'll excuse me, I would not leave too much in their hands." "It can't be for long now; your lawyer has promised to answer the final objection next week, and then you will have the money to remove where you will." "Iwill write to night, and hasten him, my friend. In the meantime, whilst you talk to your son, I will go down to Oldaker, and ask for his address. Here are my views," drawing a paper from his pocket, "and if they suit you, I will engage that the yellow committee become agreeable." With these words, Mr. Pearson put on his hat, and made off for Mr. Oldaker's. Of all things in this world, the most difficult is that of bringing a young, earnest, political enthusiast, who has few personal feelings to be worked on, down from the high flights of purity more

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  • Paperback | 56 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 3mm | 118g
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236984315
  • 9781236984319