The Head of the Firm Volume 2

The Head of the Firm Volume 2

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1892 edition. Excerpt: ...she thought. It was one that conveyed much more than the actual words spoken might seem to imply. Mrs. Desborne knew Miss Simpson quite as well as Miss Simpson knew Mrs. Desborne. Many a battle they had fought in the old days departed, and the Governess always came out the winner. She won now. "It is very annoying," said Mrs. Desborne; but "if you will not come without the tiresome girl she must come with you, I suppose. Does that concession seem satisfactory? " " On these terms I am quite willing to do what you ask." " If she consent to the arrangement, I suppose?" suggested Mrs. Desborne, with a sneer. " She will consent," replied Miss Simpson, calmly; "there never existed any one more ready to oblige." "Remember, you just keep her out of my way," said Mrs. Desborne in a smoldering rage. "Allow me to make all arrangements, and you shall not even see her." " Well, that is a comfort at all events," was the re joinder. "I certainly do not wish to introduce Mr. Desborne's distinguished client to my cousin and Captain Surville." "You need have no apprehension on that score. When do you wish me to come?" " On Saturday, if you will. Everything is a little uncomfortable in the house, and every one is more than a little out of temper. I have never known Mr. Desborne so tiresome since I married him. He is constantly saying the expenses are too heavy, which is quite ridiculous, you know, because the expenses are no heavier than they always were." " It is simply absurd," went on Mrs. Desborne, find ing Miss Simpson preserved a discreet silence, "a house cannot be kept up for...show more

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  • Paperback | 70 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 4mm | 141g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236826221
  • 9781236826220