Gabriel Conroy, Bohemian Papers; Stories of and for the Young Volume 1

Gabriel Conroy, Bohemian Papers; Stories of and for the Young Volume 1

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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. 1903 edition. Excerpt: ... You hold a grant to a piece of land, actually possessed by a squatter, who claims it through his wife or sister--legally it doesn't matter which--by virtue of a bequest made by one Dr. Devarges, who also held a grant to the same property?" "Yes," said Dona Dolores hesitatingly. "Well, the matter lies between you and Dr. Devaiges only. It is simply a question of the validity of the original grants. All that you have told me does not alter that radical fact. Stay! One moment! May I ask how you have acquired these later details 1" "By letter." "From whom?" "There was no signature. The writer offered to prove all lie said. It was anonymous." Arthur rose with a superior smile. "May I ask you further, without impertinence, if it is upon this evidence that you propose to abandon your claim to a valuable property?" "I have told you before that it is not a legal question, Don Arturo," said Doila Dolores, waving her fan a little more rapidly. "Good! let us take it in the moral or sentimental aspect--since you have purposed to honor me with a request for my counsel. To begin, you have a sympathy for the orphan, who does not apparently exist." "But her brother?" "Has already struck hands with the impostor, and married her to secure the claim. And this brother--what proof is there that he is not an impostor too 1" "True," said Dona Dolores musingly. "He will certainly have to settle that trifling question with Dr. Devarges's heirs, whoever they may be." "True," said Dona Dolores. "In short, I see no reason, even from your own viewpoint, why you should not fight this claim. The orphan you sympathize with is not an active...show more

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  • Paperback | 96 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 5mm | 186g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236594614
  • 9781236594617