Monk of Monk's Own

Monk of Monk's Own

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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. 1870 edition. Excerpt: ...firm with whom he had deposited some papers, to be opened in the case of his death. "There is nothing to hear, darling," re plied Sir Percy; "only something to answer. Hadden writes: 'A report has reached me of the death, in Australia, of my client, Mr. Arnold Preston. As he left some papers in my custody, with injunctions to open them in case of his death, but on no account to open them unless the fact of his death were thoroughly well authenticated, I am anxious to obtain more reliable testimony to the fact than that which has reached me. Knowing that Mr. Preston was on intimate terms with your family, I conclude that you are likely to be well informed on this subject, and I therefore take the liberty of applying to you. Yours, &c.' That is all," continued Sir Percy. "I suppose I must tell him that I believe the report to be quite true." "No," returned Miss Colquhoun; "no report which has been conveyed by Alfred Hughes can be relied on as 'quite true.' If I were you, I would tell Mr. Hadden what Herbert says, and advise him to wait till Herbert writes again, as he must before long. There can be' no harm done by waiting; but much harm can be done by acting on any assertion made by my dear brotherin-law." "But, Aunt Harriet," Sissie obliged herself to say, "Herbert says that he shall not write again unless--unless Arnold is better." "Some further news is sure to come, and I would recommend that all should be left uncertain till then," persisted Miss Colquhoun. "Very well," said Sir Percy. "Then I will write to Hadden that one who is never wrong advises him to wait." "And now for my business," said Miss Colquhoun, after a long silence....
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  • Paperback | 40 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 2mm | 91g
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236543890
  • 9781236543899