Danesbury House

Danesbury House

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1860 edition. Excerpt: ...I 0 U for 30 in my pocket, we can work the oracle with that.' 'Change the figures?' whispered Anketel. 'Add to the ovghts' said Swallowtail, 'and go snacks.' They helped Lord Temple back to the sofa," continued Pratt, "first of all, trying to make him drink some brandy. A tumbler half full of the neat spirit had been left by somebody on the mantlepiece, and they held it to his lips. I think he swallowed a little, but the rest went on to the front of his clothes. Beautiful diamond studs he had in his shirt that night!" "But were you in the room, during this?" cried Mr. St. George. "I was in the seat that I tell you of, sir, and had not moved from it; and, from an angle, I could see most of what was going on. It is a crimson velvet chair, low and small, standing against the wall at the back of the refreshment table, and anybody, sitting in it, would not be noticed by those at the play tables. If you go to the place this very night, there you'll see the chair." Mr. Si George thought he would rather he excused the errand. "Proceed," said he. "Major Anketel reached the pen and ink, and Swallowtail took a piece of paper from his pocket-book. 'I think the date will be just the ticket, ' said Swallowtail, with that knowing wink he emits from his sharp, black eyes. 'It is dated the 1st, and this is the 11th; if we add another 1, that will be right.' 'Stop a bit, ' said Anketel, snatching up the I 0 U, 'Temple will recognise this again, and know that it has been altered.' 'He'll no more recognise it than my grandmother will, ' answered Swallowtail, 'he is entirely oblivious ol haying given it me. He was three parts gone then, or he would have written the amount in letters, instead of figures: though he...
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  • Paperback | 100 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 5mm | 195g
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  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236493710
  • 9781236493712