A Lost Battle Volume 2

A Lost Battle Volume 2

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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. 1878 edition. Excerpt: ...Alfred. "There don't seem to be two people in Mallam in possession of their senses, except you and me. We are agreed, I think, that the best thing for the place is to get rid of a meddlesome fellow, who was brought here by a whim, and has no business here at all, and has shown what an idiot he is by taking up with a set of Radical roughs. He has spoilt all our plans, made us as uncomfortable as possible without any compensation--taken us in to begin with, by pretending to carry on with Tiny. Come, you can't say that we owe him much consideration. Besides, the fellow is a bore to his uncle. If he was no end of comfort to the Squire, one might feel differently." "What do you mean, Alfred?" said Mr. Perrott rather nervously. "What are you thinking of? We must leave it all to fate; we can't do anything." "Leave it to fate; that is just what I want," said Alfred. "If fate likes to bring on a strike at the quarries, and whatever may follow upon that event, let her. It was she, I fancy, who showed that little villain a stone lying convenient. By ove! I wonder what kind of evening Master Will is spending with his uncle. But perhaps he is stopping to dine with his friends, after their long day together." "Oh, come, this is private spite. We can't listen to this sort of thing," said Mr. Perrott, smiling. "Call it what you like," laughed Alfred in answer. Only let fate have her own way, and don't interfere with her." "Poor Tiny!" said Mr. Perrott, with benevolence, "I should like to be able to make her happy, with a clear conscience." "In my opinion," said Alfred, "her affairs have been...show more

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  • Paperback | 70 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 4mm | 141g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236861876
  • 9781236861870