The Professor's Daughter

The Professor's Daughter

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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. 1882 edition. Excerpt: ...And I specially advocated your claims, which had been prominently regarded in her previous wills. But she would take no advice; you know how determined she was. And of course I could only advise. She was my client and I had to carry out her instructions. But I am convinced, if she had not died so soon afterwards, the will would have been altered. As it was, it seemed at one time as if she would relent. But the fact that you did not go to see her during her illness, or even inquire for her, seems to have embittered her mind against you." "I did inquire for her several times," said Wilfie, "but 1 did not know of her illness for some time, and then she wouldn't see me." "The fact that your great friend Mrs. Pigott was so much with her no doubt made the old lady think that you knew all about it." "I didn't know Mrs. Pigott was so much there," exclaimed Wilfle in some astonishment; "she never told me." "Yes, she was there almost all day," said Mr. Dunn, " and every day. In fact, she quite took upon herself the management of everything during Miss Acraman's illness. And I do not doubt that the legacy was left her in consequence. But really all this," he added with a smile, "is highly unprofessional, and I had better go before matters become worse. Of course you will not betray me. You will regard our conversation as strictly confidential." "Certainly," said Wilfie, whose mind was much exercised by all this. The laivyer had hardly left the room when the messenger whom Wilfie had sent with the note to Mrs. Pigott returned with the information that Mrs. Pigott was out of town, and that the note should be forwarded to her. Mrs. Pigott's address was also...show more

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  • Paperback | 54 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 3mm | 113g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236950429
  • 9781236950420