The Dapple Grey

The Dapple Grey

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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: ...violently, and said angrily--"Do you think I would sell my child? You're a worse man than I thought you." "Steady, steady!" said Jacob. "I have not even hinted at such a thing; I am warning you." "Leave it to me to manage my own affairs," growled Jabez. "You're not capable of it. I see what it is--how the land lies." "Oh, do you! Very clever of you," said Jabez. "And therefore I mean to see your daughter, whether you like it or not," went on Jacob. "She's a good girl to stick to you; not one in a hundred would." "I am her father." "And I'm sorry for her," said Jacob. The front door was opened. "That's Milly," said Jabez uneasily. "Not a word about what I am, or what has passed between us now, or at any time," said Jacob hurriedly. "And your name?" "Give my real name. There's no harm in that; it will convey nothing." Milly entered the room, and was about to kiss her father when she saw he had a visitor. "Mr. Todman," said Jabez. "An old friend of mine, dear; he has found me out, you see." Milly eyed Jacob suspiciously. She had a good deal of experience of these old friends of her father's. Jacob held out his hand, which Milly took, then quickly dropped. She thought him a curious looking man, but did not dislike him. "I knew your father in more prosperous days," said Jacob. "I do not care to desert old friends when they fall upon evil times. I hope you do not object to my calling?" No, she did not object; it was kind of him to call. "Your father is not looking well," he said, watching her. Milly's colour rose; at once she became anxious. "He does...show more

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  • Paperback
  • 189 x 246 x 3mm | 122g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236840062
  • 9781236840066