The Game of Life

The Game of Life

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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. 1833 edition. Excerpt: ...get married: your love will turn out a--wife; isome of your children will die in the measles; you will work much, and eat, if not drink, sparingly: --and' thus you will do very well--very well indeed--for some years more." " And then?" asked William with a gasp, as Burnet quietly finished his sentence. "Inquire some time hence," replied the law-writer; " I speak of things as I find them. I see with my own eyes--I am no theorist, not I. You would not hke, I fancy," continnued Burnet, while he turned out the contents of the trunk, and made up a small bundle. " You would not like, I fancy, to undertake this affair yourself! You would shrink, I'll warrant me, under the mean and treacherous eye of the descendant of the Lombard bankers, like a thief offering his stolen goods to a receiver whom he suspected to be honest. It would never enter your head to think that you were lending the reptile property in exchange for his money, and that the shame--if any shame can be supposed to attach to a transaction which has so splendid an antiquity to recommend it--ought to be on his side rather than your's." Burnet had nearly reached the middle of the stairs on his embassy when he met with an interruption; and William, who had not yet shut the door of his room, listened with intense mortification to a dialogue between him and the lady of the house, who strongly insisted on her right to prohibit the export of her lodger's property before his bill was paid. Burnet at length frankly confessed the nature of his mission, assuring her that a part of the proceeds was intended forherself; and the good woman, softening immediately, not only assisted him to refold the packet, which indeed had fallen asunder owing to the vehement...show more

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  • Paperback | 68 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 4mm | 141g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236547357
  • 9781236547354