A Hidden Foe (Classic Reprint)

A Hidden Foe (Classic Reprint)

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Excerpt from A Hidden Foe Why Algernon should remain single was a question over which she had puzzled for many years. To marry was the natural thing for a man in his position to do it was, in deed, almost a duty. So long as his father was alive she could understand his remaining single, but not afterwards. Rumor had never even once coupled his name with that of any lady. He had never shown the slightest preference for one over another, and his sister had once said, in a moment of irritation to her husband, I believe Algernon does not marry because he likes himself so much that he has no liking to spare for anyone else. The thought had occasionally crossed her mind that he might in his younger days, when away from home, have got into some entangle ment, have had some love affair, of which his friends knew nothing, and a year or two after his father's death she would not have been altogether surprised had Algernon at any time announced to her his intention of marrying some stranger of whom she had never heard. But that was ten years ago. Algernon was forty now, and, as everyone agreed, not a marrying man, and the succession of Corbyn Court to Philip Clitheroe seemed assured. Still, as she sat there, the thought of the possibility of such an event as his marrying came afresh into her mind. What she had wished for fifteen years ago would be intolerable now. About the Publisher Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at www.forgottenbooks.com This book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art technology to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works.show more

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  • Paperback | 324 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 17mm | 435g
  • Forgotten Books
  • English
  • 21 Illustrations; Illustrations, black and white
  • 0243090072
  • 9780243090075

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