The Novels of Captain Marryat Volume 24
This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1896 edition. Excerpt: ...call on Sunday afternoon, and I would remain at home to see him. It was on Thursday that this interview took place with Lionel, and on the Saturday I received a letter from Lady R 's solicitor, by which I was shocked by the information of her ladyship having died at Caudebec, a small town on the river Seine; and begging to know whether I could receive him that afternoon, as he was anxious to communicate with me. I answered by the person who brought the letter, that I would receive him at three o'clock; and he made his appearance at the hour appointed. He informed me that Lady R had left Havre in a fishing boat, with the resolution of going up to Paris by that strange conveyance; and having no protection from the weather, she had been wet for a whole day, without changing her clothes; and, on her arrival at Caudebec, had been taken with a fever, which, from the ignorance of the faculty in that sequestered place, had proved fatal. Her maid had just written the intelligence, enclosing the documents from the authorities substantiating the fact. "You are not, perhaps, aware, miss, that you are left her executrix." "I her executrix!" exclaimed I, with astonishment. "Yes," replied Mr Selwyn. "Before she left town, she made an alteration in her will; and stated to me that you would be able to find the party most interested in it, and that you had a document in your hands which would explain everything." "I have a sealed paper which she enclosed to me, desiring I would not open it, unless I heard of her death, or had her permission." "It must be that to which she refers, I presume," replied he. "I have the will in my pocket: it will be as well to read it to you, as you are her...
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