G.T.T Volume 4

G.T.T Volume 4

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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. 1877 edition. Excerpt: ...to Mrs. Le Clerc: "Mrs. Abgar and party are on 'Boone.' Would you like to see them?" He had given his negro attendant the despatch, had bidden him pull across the river "like fury," and deliver it at Chicot at the telegraph office. A silver half dollar, in those days an unusual sight, had stimulated the boy. Fortunately for Hiram, he had written from Cincinnati a full letter to Mrs. Le Clerc describing the picture gallery and the ladies they met there, and had gone into some little detail about them and their plans. Thus was it that she was well prepared to write her courteous invitation, when, within two hours after his despatch was written, she received it at Arcadie.. Of course the kind letter involved a change of plan. The ladies had to pack their trunks Friday night instead of Saturday morning. Fred Haydock hesitated whether he would or would ' not accept Hiram's invitation to stay at Arcadie as his friend. But at last the doubtful scale decided in favor of staying. He could not bear to bid Hiram good-by that night perhaps for fifteen years more. If they parted now, Heaven only knew when they should meet again. 'So the friendly captain was informed that all four would leave the boat at Arcadie. The friendly captain was not sure that he should know which plantation was Arcadie, nor was the friendly pilot. As for Mr. Le Clerc's name, there were three or four gentlemen of that name withintwenty miles of each other on the " Coast." So now Effie and Hester began to be afraid that they should be left at midnight at a strange plantation, where the lady did not even know Hiram Brinkerhoff when she saw him. The disgrace of such an accident overwhelmed Effie, whose imagination...show more

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  • Paperback | 42 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 2mm | 95g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236854659
  • 9781236854650