Lord Dunmersey; His Recollections and Moral Reflections

Lord Dunmersey; His Recollections and Moral Reflections

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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. 1889 edition. Excerpt: ...is nothing to me. I tell you, I have arrived at such a pass that I do not care one farthing what becomes of me. I have tasted all the bitterness of life--I am ready for the sweets of death." She meant it. There was no bluff about Milly, that time. "Possibly I can spare you a few pounds," I ventured, after a pause. "Would fifty help you out?" "It would pay my bills for six or seven days," she retorted, with indications of returning choler. "You have been frank with me," said I, after a moment, "and I will be equally truthful with you. In various speculations, since my arrival, I have managed to get together a little money. It is not much, but I will tell you what I will do. You go into quiet quarters, live on a less expensive basis, and I will pay the bills up to an even hundred dollars a week, for a period of three months. But no partnership for me, old girl." "Why not?" "Well, for various reasons. One will suffice, however. I am going to turn square." "What?" You ought to have seen Milly's face. It went through all the stages of astonishment, incredulity, and utter disbelief, and was finally overspread with a broad smile of amusement. Then she laughed outright. When she had finished a very hearty outburst, she said: "The world may know the worst of the Poinsetts as a great scoundrel, but I have the advantage in one point--I know him as a peerless humorist." And' she laughed again. I looked at her solemnly. Finally, she was disposed to take a different view of the matter. "It cannot be that you are in earnest," she declared. "What has come over you?" "That doesn't matter," I responded. "I am simply through with...show more

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  • Paperback | 36 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 2mm | 82g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236966422
  • 9781236966421