The Company's Servant, a Romance of Southern India Volume 2

The Company's Servant, a Romance of Southern India 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. 1908 edition. Excerpt: ...members of the chase, the fitful followers, the shirkers--these never quitted the road--but also a considerable contingent of ladies and gentlemen who rarely attended any meet, and never were seen in the saddle. On the present occasion a vast multitude had assembled on horseback, in carriages, and afoot, in and around the Club-house. The breakfast was over; it had been an excellent repast, leisurely, genial, and without friction. All the "Rankest" or senior ladies, had received their due meed of attention, and now people were preening themselves preparatory to being focussed in the inevitable group, which was to be taken on the Club steps. Mrs. Seymour-Wenslade did not hunt, she never got on the back of a horse, nevertheless she possessed a Busvine habit of the latest fashion and cut, which fitted her like the traditional glove, and flattered her slim figure. On the morning of the hunt breakfast, invested in this garment, a suitable hat and white hunting tie, she was chief among the celebrities who attended the function. As there was an unexpected delay with regard to the photographic plates, she put her arm within that of Beatrice Arminger, who was in bond-fide hunting trim, and led her aside to a remote corner of the verandah. "I do think this waiting such a bore!" she grumbled; "but as it happens so, I will improve the occasion. Beatrice, Mrs. Arminger has been worrying me to talk to you about Sir Granville Boggin. Now do please listen to me," seating herself as she spoke, and feeling for her cigarette-case. "I don't want to listen," the girl answered deliberately. "Imagine giving up my own pretty name and walking into a room after such a horror as 'Boggin!"' more

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  • Paperback
  • 189 x 246 x 3mm | 104g
  • English
  • Illustrations, black and white
  • 1236863917
  • 9781236863911