The Pseudonym Library Volume 34

The Pseudonym Library Volume 34

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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. 1893 edition. Excerpt: ...was the lighter side of her character: she had a certain amount of sentiment, and would have made a devoted wife and mother of the primitive type. But the creatures of her world were bored by devotion, so she flirted in the most religious manner possible, and had an Infants' Bible Class. "My dear Charlotte," said Sir Ventry, "has it never occurred to you that Van Huyster is deeply interested in Felicia? I have observed it for days." "You are always making unnecessary discoveries," replied his sister. "You know my plans with regard to Felicia. Wiche will certainly speak to her either to-day or to-morrow." "Van Huyster is a far more desirable match; he is not only richer, but more tractable," said Sir Ventry. "If he were to speak first" "As you say," murmured her ladyship, "he is enormously rich." "Precisely: that is my point. And he goes everywhere." "But then Wiche is such a power in politics," said Lady Twacorbie; "think what good we could do by our influence over him!" "The country would be far more grateful," said Sir Ventry, "if we helped Van Huyster to spend his money in a gentlemanly manner. However, it is your affair not mine. I have made a suggestion: act on it or not, as you please," and he strutted magnificently from her presence. For some moments Lady Twacorbie did not ply her needle, but unpicked the stitches she had taken during the preceding conversation. At last she called Lilian. "Come and talk to me, my dear," she said; "I have not had a word with you since breakfast. You see I drove Harold to the station "--(Lord Twacorbie had gone to town for a few days)--" He was so...
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  • Paperback | 24 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 1mm | 64g
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236815092
  • 9781236815095