Fallen Fortunes; A Novel Volume 2

Fallen Fortunes; A Novel 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. 1876 edition. Excerpt: ...account; but who, when we start upon a sudden for Brazil, and are likely not-to come back again, get naturally nervous, and would like to see the colour of our money. When I said that Mrs. Dalton's correspondence had much fallen off in number since the family misfortunes, I should have made honourable exception of these gentlemen, who had not failed to send in their bills to her with the remark that "an early settlement would oblige." Of course, she had acceded to these requests--which, indeed, were only reasonable---but in so doing had not left enough money behind her to defray her own funeral expenses. This was the conclusion that Kitty was compelled to arrive at, after a careful study of the financial position of the family. Jenny did her best to assist her in the investigation; but she was not so good at figures, and chiefly confined herself to "approving" what her sister made of them, like any City director, except that she did not get five hundred a year for doing it. They had enough, they reckoned, to go on with in their humble fashion--especially as Lucy was leaving them--but, for the present, ready money was indispensable. Under these circumstances, there was nothing for it (even Jenny owned) but to apply to Mr. Campden for some portion of that loan which he had voluntarily placed at their disposal, and which Kitty at least had certainly not unconditionally declined. She therefore despatched a letter to the squire, very warmly and gratefully worded, but at the same time expressing herself as practically as she could with respect to the money itself. If her father should return to them, he would, of course, himself become responsible for the repayment of the loan; and if God had willed it otherwise, ...show more

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  • Paperback | 80 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 4mm | 159g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236916808
  • 9781236916808