Greville Landon, by Piers Lisle

Greville Landon, by Piers Lisle

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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. 1872 edition. Excerpt: ... Count's evident kindness; and though he said to himself that he was stopping in the house of a villain, he reflected complacently on the immunity of his official conscience, and surrendered himself for those few days to the enjoyment of a delicious climate, and the seductions of a luxurious hospitality. To Maynard's private letter, offering the Count 200 for his "papers," he had, at the date of Harley's return to England, as yet received no reply.. "Write me one letter from England," said Von Edelstein, "a week after you return, about anything you like. It is the only favour I shall ever ask of you." And Harley said he would, and continued his journey to Mentone and Florence. At the former place, a letter of introduction brought him into communication with Dr. M., a member of the Academy of Paris. That grey-haired and urbane Frenchman placed his recollections of the Montmorencys at Harley's disposal. But before the latter left, he had to advise him on the subject of his own health. The excitement, the change, the fatigues of travelling, the constant anxiety that preyed on his mind, --and, perhaps, in no small degree, the nature of the discoveries he made, had conjoined in attacking that delicate and sensitive constitution. It was merely a temporary affair of great weakness and depression, but Dr. M. advised him to send his despatches home, and to stay where he was for the winter. But that was impossible. He longed for a home in the soft and sunny south, but to give all his hope in life in exchange for it was too great a requirement. After the Mentone visit, he almost dreaded going back to England, for he held in his hand the proofs which would utterly destroy Greville Landon's case. There was no help for him...show more

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  • Paperback | 86 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 5mm | 168g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236525965
  • 9781236525963