An Incompleat Etonian Volume 1

An Incompleat Etonian Volume 1

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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. 1909 edition. Excerpt: ...about him, brisk things up. By the time he had reached Harley Street, he had the finest premises in the City, plate-glass and mahogany, commissionaires in uniform, everything, and more, that he had seen at the private bank when he had cashed cheques. He had inherited the novelist's imagination, a dangerous gift for the business man into which he saw himself develop. He had not said a word to his uncles about his father's health. He could not bring the words to his lips. Then, too, ever since he had made his decision, hope, those high fallacious hopes integral to his youth, grew strong, that when he was with his father, looking after him, sharing his work, David would improve in health, grow happier, healthier. It was difficult to say when or how Sebastian had first realised that his father was not a happy man, but certainly the knowledge was there. CHAPTER VII. Snnasrmn had to break the news of his decision to his parents. He planned to do it at dinner, he even arranged a little scene. He would announce it carelessly, he mentally rehearsed'the exact shade of carelessness, he looked forward to his mother's dismay, and how he would meet it, to his father's surprise. David must never know the true reason; it was then he felt a throb of heroism again, and a sickening reaction of anxiety. But his schemes fell through. Stella had announced herself convalescent, and had released Vanessa from the attendance that she saw' was irksome. Stella knew her sister. When Vanessa's eyes wore that far-off look, and her answers came slowly, sometimes unreasonably, Vanessa should be in her library. Stella knew Vanessa would not have written novels had she been a happy woman; happy women do not write. But, ignorant of...show more

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  • Paperback | 52 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 3mm | 109g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236841905
  • 9781236841902