Pigskin and Petticoat Volume 1

Pigskin and Petticoat Volume 1

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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. 1907 edition. Excerpt: ... to make taking a liberty possible. Though perhaps, after all, we may be doing the man an injustice in thinking he intends to go for me." Tony walked straight to scale, and the welcome "All right!" was shortly shouted to the ring. He slipped on his coat, and went with Pat to see the Clinker rugged up, and walked round after his exertions. They then made their way across the course to the motor, and Lady F leetwood and Bob were loud in their congratulations--a little too loud, Tony thought, on Lady Fleetwood's part. Drucker was absent, but when presently he returned, he seemed heartily and genuinely pleased at Tony's success and Pat's very visible delight. Flossie played up nobly--to do her justice, no one could accuse her of want of pluck, and at the gay luncheon that followed no one was gayer than she. As usual, her extreme beauty and perfect racing get-up marked her out for the admiration of the crowd, and Bob Gleadowes, as he walked about with her, felt his old admiration and love surging up more strongly than ever, and his suspicions wane. How well she had behaved over Tony's victory: and after all, what was a beggarly thousand a year to such a woman, who could command any income she liked, as long as men had eyes in their heads, and blood in their veins? It appeared to be a veritable triumphal progress they made together, meeting any number of her own Brighton contingent; but if Bob could have known the fury raging at that moment in Flossie's breast, he would have been disagreeably enlightened. She had confidently reckoned on Dawnay Reece's superior experience, if not riding, to dispose of Tony, and something told her that if the latter could beat Reece at his first essay, well...show more

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  • Paperback | 52 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 3mm | 109g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236909976
  • 9781236909978