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Septimus Hardon bore his Christian name from no numerical reason, for he was an only child; but his father, Octavius Hardon, Esquire, of Somesham, thought that, like his own, the name had a good bold sound with it-a sonorous classical twang. There was a vibration with it that should impress people in the future life of the bearer and add importance denied by Nature; but Mrs Octavius, during her lifetime, was always in disgrace with her lord for shortening the name into Sep, which was decidedly not impressive; while as for Septimus himself, he too was always in trouble with his father for being what he was-decidedly impressive, but not in the way his father wished; for to look at Septimus Hardon it might have been supposed that Nature, after trying her 'prentice hand on man, and then making "the lasses, O," had had a quantity of rough stuff left-odds and ends, snips and scraps and awkward tags-when, sooner than there should be any waste of the precious material, she made Septimus more

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  • Paperback | 122 pages
  • 215.9 x 279.4 x 7.11mm | 381.02g
  • Createspace
  • English
  • Illustrations, black and white
  • 1514384345
  • 9781514384343