Fortune's Gate

Fortune's Gate

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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. 1898 edition. Excerpt: ...her clinging arms, and escaping from the sound of her querulous voice. He hated a scene. The tears were a relief to the widows overwrought feelings. The college bill amounted to nearly double the amount she had anticipated. There were boating breakfasts, and halls, and luncheons, and many other items that had not appeared in the former bill. It was a quite reasonable college account: there was not a single item to complain of in it, but the sight of the sum-total broke the poor woman down. The fault was hers, not Andrew's, she told herself. She had put him in a false position. She had no business to send her boy to college if she had not the means to pay for it. Philippa heard about the tailor's bill for the dress suit and the boating things. "Of course it's a mistake," she said to her mother; " Cambridge tradespeople are very careless. I'll see about it when I go back." She didn't wait till she went back; she wrote to the tailor at once, and got an answer from him by the next post. The bill for which she had given Andrew the money had not been paid. "What is this, Drury P" she said, going into the room where he was smoking--he smoked a great deal during the vacation; he made the small stuffy house smell like a tavern--laying the open letter before him. It was no use making excuses; besides, Philippa would not have believed him if he had. " I wanted the money for something else," he said sulkily; " when a fellow is kept so infernally short he has to do what he can. I was obliged to have the money, Phil; I couldn't do without it. You don't know what it is to be in a strait." " You should have told me you wanted it for something else; you...show more

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  • Paperback | 92 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 5mm | 181g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 123696781X
  • 9781236967817