"[...] My mother, although not a little disgusted at being called an old woman-an affront which she determined to revenge upon a more fitting occasion-was in raptures with the contents of the letter: she therefore returned a kind answer, informing my father what a promising child he was blessed with, and giving him a direction to meet her at Greenwich, as she had resolved upon not receiving him at Woolwich, where her false assertions would have been exposed. Going round to all her acquaintances, she bade them farewell, telling them that her husband had returned well, and well to do, and had ordered her to meet him at Greenwich. Having thus satisfactorily, as she imagined, got out of this little difficulty, she packed up and hastened to Greenwich, where she sunk her assumed rank and waited very impatiently for her husband. He came at last, seated with many[...]."
- Paperback | 356 pages
- 152.4 x 228.6 x 16.51mm | 498.95g
- 10 Mar 2015
- Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
- United States
- black & white illustrations