O'Er Many Lands, on Many Seas

O'Er Many Lands, on Many Seas

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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. 1884 edition. Excerpt: ...to give me two fingers to shake as I left the office with Roberts. I feel sure he was afraid to entrust me with all his hand. "And as soon as you get home you will telegraph to me; won't you, Mr. Radnor?" "Telegraph!" I said in astonishment. "Telegraph! and you tell ine it is five hundred miles from here to Dunryan. Do you think you can see a fire at that distance? It must be a precious big one I'll have to light, and the mountains around Dunryan must be amazingly high." Both Roberts and the solicitor laughed; they could see that the only idea I had of telegraphing was the building of fires on hill-tops. I arrived at Dunryan at last--my small patrimony. If I was pleased with it at all, it was simply because it was my own; but everything was so new and so strange and so tame, that as soon as my friend saw me what he called "settled," and went away to sea and left me, I began, in the most methodical manner possible, to dislike everything round me. People called on me, but I'm sure they were merely curious to hear my history from my own lips, and partly afraid of me at the same time. They invited me out to tea! Ha! ha! ha! I really cannot help laughing about it now as I write; but fancy a savage sitting down to tea, of all treats in the world, with a company of gossiping ladies of both sexes. Now my neighbours made me out to be a bigger savage than I really was, because, to do myself justice, I did know a little of the courtesies of civilised life. There was one lady who expressed a wish to have the "dreadful creature " to tea with her. I found out before I went that she had styled me so, though her note of invitation was most politely worded. The "dreadful creature" did go to tea, intent...show more

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  • 189 x 246 x 2mm | 91g
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  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236565681
  • 9781236565686