Not Easily Jealous; A Novel

Not Easily Jealous; A Novel

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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. 1873 edition. Excerpt: ...in his bath-chair. I don't suppose he'll ever walk much again. At his age one is going downhill fast." "And your brother--is he in town?" "No, Ned's at Brighton. I think I shall be going down there with the Brenthams next month, for a few seabreezes." "Any news stirring in the literary world?" f) ' Nothing that I know of--only that A 's last volume is out. And they say, by the way, that that slashing onslaught in the "Slater" on poor old 's book is yours." "No; I don't do the reviewing for that now--only the occasional correspondence." They wandered away from personalities into the wide field of literature, thence glanced at the home politics of the day, touched on current continental affairs, and parted. The next morning Alexander Fortescue received a telegram from Hazelhurst Park, summoning him to come at once. Sir Charles Fortescue had been seized with a fit; the doctors had given him over. His nephew hastened as fast as the express train could bear him down to the Park. By the time he reached it he was its lawful master; the old owner was dead, and the heir arrived only in time to give orders for the funeral arrangements and send for his brother and the executors of the will. When that document was read, Aleck found himself in possession not only of the estate, but of the greater part of his uncle's private property There were a few small legacies; the only bequest of any magnitude was to his younger nephew, Edward Fortescue. To him it fell in good stead, for just then many debts and imperative claims were pressing sorely upon him. In the lovely June weather Aleck Fortescue enjoyed wandering about his grounds. It would perhaps have been too much to expect of mortal man that he should...show more

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  • Paperback | 102 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 5mm | 195g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236647629
  • 9781236647627