The Milky Way (Classic Reprint)

The Milky Way (Classic Reprint)

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Excerpt from The Milky Way There was no evading the fact that my luck had left me - left me so completely that my nerve suddenly failed me and I wrote to Harry and Said Yes. With the letter in the pocket of my one and only coat I sat on Penzance quay and wished I had a hundred a year of my own. A small steamer of some 400 tons was awaiting the afternoon tide to make the harbour, and gazing at her idly, I thought over my decision. Was I glad I had agreed to marry Harry? How absurd it sounded Marry Harry, Harry marry I It would be good to be taken care of and to have no anxiety about the morrow, of that much I was sure. I had just finished a set of water-colour illustrations to a book on Cornwall for Messrs. Heriot Dale, which they had no sooner received than they went bankrupt. Farewell to the fat little cheque which meant a winter in Paris, farewell to a winter anywhere save in the workhouse, for I had exactly thirty-eight Shillings and threepence left in the world. It was the final blow, for having just recovered from a bad attack of flu, I was still a worm and no man. About the Publisher Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at www.forgottenbooks.com This book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art technology to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works.show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 356 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 19mm | 476g
  • Forgotten Books
  • United States
  • English
  • , black & white illustrations
  • 0243301162
  • 9780243301164