Mount Royal, by the Author of 'Lady Audley's Secret'

Mount Royal, by the Author of 'Lady Audley's Secret'

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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. 1882 edition. Excerpt: ...queer." "In what way?" "It was a case of vaulting ambition which o'erleaps itself. The Colonel wanted a quiet wedding. I think he would have preferred the registrar's office--no church-going, or fuss of any kind--but the lady, to whom matrimony was a new idea, willed otherwise. So she decided that the nest in St. John's Wood was not spacious enough to accommodate the wedding guests. She sent her invitations far and wide, and ordered a recherche breakfast at an hotel in Brook Street. Of the sixty people she expected about fifteen appeared, and there was a rowdy air about those select few, male and female, which was by no means congenial to the broad glare of day. Night birds, every one--painted cheeks--dyed moustachios--tremulous hands--a foreshadowing of del. trem. in the very way some of them swallowed their champagne. I was sorry for Fishky, who looked lovely in her white satin frock and orange-blossoms, but who had a piteous droop about the corners of her lips, like a child whose birthday feast has gone wrong. I felt still sorrier for the Colonel--a proud man debased by low surroundings." "He will take her off the stage, I suppose," suggested the other. "Naturally, he will try to do so. He'll make a good fight for it, I dare say; but whether he can keep Fishky from the footlights is an open question. I know he's in debt, and I don't very clearly see how they are to live." "She is very fond of him, isn't she?" "Yes, I believe so. She jilted Hamleigh, a man who worshipped her, to take up with Luscomb, so I suppose it was a case of real affection." "I was told that she was in very bad health--consumptive?" "That sort of little person is always dying," answered...show more

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  • Paperback | 52 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 3mm | 109g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236519809
  • 9781236519801