The Gentleman's Magazine Volume 5

The Gentleman's Magazine Volume 5

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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. 1870 edition. Excerpt: ...il etait screwed comme blazes--"Pitchplaster" vous aurait distance. jfe vous dois deux ponies. There you are!." Alfred for a non-racing man won a good deal of money on this steeplechase. Eighty pounds from the horsey Marquis, fifteen hundred francs from the amiable but atrabilious Count, fifteen pounds from Captain Fludyer. He bought "Flick et Flock" with his winnings--that is to say with the money he received from the Marquis and the Count; and the hundred and ten pounds for the horse, with three thousand francs, the value of the stakes, enabled Mr. Arnold (who had been backing " Pitchplaster" through the agency of the returned convict) to pay all his bets. As for Captain Fludyer, who was modest under misfortune, and seldom showed on settling day when he had been unsuccessful, he proved once more on this occasion that he knew when to absent himself. He was a man who never betted except with strangers, because only strangers would bet with him. If he won he claimed his money with admirable punctuality. If he lost he kept out of the way until the visitor had left St. Ouen. " Un vrai welcher," the Marquis called him, and the Marquis was right. One would have thought that such a man could scarcely thrive in a place like St. Ouen, where there are so many like him. But it is only in a place like St. Ouen that such a man would have been tolerated at all. " They are a queer set," said Leighton to himself, when he was told what sort of person Captain Fludyer was, and that he was only one of many. " The old Count is the best of them, though he is not a cheerful companion." On his way back to the Chateau Alfred overtook the Count; and Mr. Arnold and his daughter, who were driving, overtook them both. " I congratulate you, Mr. Leighton," said Sophie, in a...show more

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  • Paperback | 322 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 17mm | 576g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236677668
  • 9781236677662