The Ladies' Juggernaut; A Novel

The Ladies' Juggernaut; A Novel

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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. 1895 edition. Excerpt: ...garden party as quick as if he had taken a dose of Glauber's salts. I can see him when he came back frothing over like a seidlitz powder, joy and rage beaming in his hye. From his hextatic hejaculations I got a pretty good hidea of what the little Armitage gal had told him. For he went raving round: "My darling--jealous on account of that Miss Webster! ha! ha! ha!--Sent her aunt over to arrange for marrying me--as proof of her love!--and the idiot aunt makes a hideous mistake and negotiates with my father! Cuss 'im!--He would marry her, my Hevelyn, would he?--I'll stop him, by 'eaven! I'll stop Fitzminster if they settle a million on 'im--he sha'n't do it!" With this George calls for one of his Machavellie doses of quinine, twenty-two and a quarter grains. That hextra grain puts the very devil hinto him. As soon as the powder got working I knowed by his face he'd hit the plan to nail his guv'ner. Then hoff he bolts to his father and they had a hawf ul hinterview. George, braced hup by quinine, laid into his guv'ner 'orrible; told him if he married Miss Bulger he would pursecute him before the 'Ouse of Lords (that's the only way you can nail a Peer of the Realm) for robbing him of his mother's jinture, and bullied the old Markis into signing a contract not to marry Miss Bulger. Furthermore George made Fitzminster agree to get the Bulger gal for hisself. So the result was that old Fitzminster arranged a contract for George, Viscount Bar-Sinister, to marry the Bulger gal. George signed it in a jiffy; Lord love ye, he was so 'appy he didn't want no settlements, but the Marquis hinsisted upon two things; the first was that they should pay George's debts hintire, which Miss Seraphy did like a streak of lightning; second was that they should...show more

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  • Paperback | 72 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 4mm | 145g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236498380
  • 9781236498380