The Credit of the Country

The Credit of the Country

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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. 1902 edition. Excerpt: ...afar with benevolent approbation. It was Mr. Glyn's opinion that things were going very well--very well, indeed. He was probably likewise of opinion that the lady of Brayton Lodge had been sent into the world for the express purpose of affording succour to her friends and neighbours in time of need--which was a pardonable enough view to take, seeing that it was shared by that lady herself. As for Lady Helen, her satisfaction knew no bounds, and was not to be restrained from expression by any conventional prudence or reticence. "My dear," she cried, taking Angela by both hands, when the latter came to wish her good-night, "you are a positive enchantress! Ernest isn't the same creature that he was a few hours ago! You won't abandon the good work now that you have begun it, will you?" "Your son has kindly promised to look in upon me at tea-time to-morrow," Mrs. Rowe answered, with a demure smile. "I hope you will recognise my having asked him as an effort to carry on what you are pleased to call the good work." "Oh, how dear of you!" Lady Helen exclaimed. Mr. Glyn, ponderously jocular, remarked that, upon his word, Ernest was a lucky dog and that a touch of fever was a small price to pay for the indulgence of being restored to England, home and--er--beauty. Mr. Doddridge and the other bystanders looked benevolently amused; the young man himself wore a slightly embarrassed air. The whole scene had rather too much the effect of a public and deliberate intimation to be pleasant. Angela, however, as she was driven homewards, felt no qualms of conscience and only a passing sensation of personal disgust. It is impossible to think of everybody and everything at one more

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  • Paperback | 88 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 5mm | 172g
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 123679513X
  • 9781236795137