Like Father, Like Son; A Novel in 2 Volumes Volume 2

Like Father, Like Son; A Novel in 2 Volumes Volume 2

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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. 1871 edition. Excerpt: ...fancy amazingly. He concluded it was a family group--the likeness, perhaps, of Mrs. Basil and her late husband, engaged in making out their weekly accounts. I will beg Agnes not to be jealous of our charming landlady, thought he, and took out his note-book with the intention of transferring the likeness, for that young lady s amusement. While engaged in this occupation, the door opened, and admitted Mrs. Basil and her new tenant. In his alarm and haste, he stepped back suddenly, and overthrew a little table, on which were some ornaments, he knew not what, which rolled to his mother s feet. She uttered a cry of horror; and the THE onnN. 1 6 1 landlady herself stood still, regarding him with a face of astonishment, and even terror. Is that--your--son? exclaimed she, clutching his mother by the arm. But Mrs. Coe did not seem to hear her. Look, look! cried she; the skull, the skull! O, is it not a frightful omen! I am really very sorry, said Charley, picking up the article in question; it was very stupid of me, Mrs. Basil. . Don t mention it, young sir, said the landlady, who had apparently recovered from her sudden tremor; the skull is no worse for its roll, you see; he was fortunately a hard-headed gentleman who originally owned it. Indeed, said Charley, taking it from her hand with some curiosity, it seems a curious ornament for a sitting-room. May I ask whom it belonged to when it had flesh about it? It is the skull of Swedenborg, answered Mrs. Basil. A near relative of mine was a disciple of his, and left it to me as a most precious relic. But how the deuce...show more

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  • Paperback | 70 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 4mm | 141g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236653947
  • 9781236653949