The Golden Butterfly; A Novel Volume 1

The Golden Butterfly; A Novel 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. 1890 edition. Excerpt: ...the moment severed." " Let us go out, brother. It is now three. We will walk slowly in the direction of the Langham Hotel." As thoy put on their hats Cornelius stopped, and said reflectively--" The nervous system is a little. shaken with both of us. Can you suggest anything, brother Humphrey?" "The best thing for a shaken nervous system," repliei Humphrey promptly, "is a glass of champagne. I will get some champagne for you, brother Cornelius." He returned presently with a modest pint bottle, which they drank together, Humphrey remarking (in italics) that in such a case it is not a question of what a man wants, so much as of what he needs. m A pint of champagne is not much between two men, but it produced an excellent effect upon the Twins. Before it they were downcast; they looked around with the furtive eyes of conscious imposture; their hands trembled. After it they raised their heads, laughed, and looked boldly in each other's eyes, assumed a gay and confident air, and presently marched otf arm-in-arm to call upon the Patron. Gilead Beck, unprepared to see both brethren, welcomed them with a respect almost overwhelming. It was Ms first interview with Genius. They introduced each other. " Mr. Beck," said Cornelius, " allow me to introduce my brother, Humphrey Jagenal. In his case the world is satisfied with the Christian name alone, without the ceremonial prefix. He is, as you know, the Artist." If his brother had been Titian or Correggio he could not have said more. " Sir," said Mr. Beck, shaking Humphrey's hand warmly, " I am proud indeed to make your acquaintance. I am but a rough man myself, sir, but I respect genius." "Then," said Humphrey, with admirable presence of mind, "allow me to introduce my brother. Cornelius Jagnal, as you...show more

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  • Paperback | 168 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 9mm | 313g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236675339
  • 9781236675330