Racing Illustrated Volume 3

Racing Illustrated Volume 3

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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. 1896 edition. Excerpt: ... said Stanley at length, having heard Dan's discussion on Waynflete's ability. "I suppose you had to exercise your ingenuity for the mystification of the inquisitive Cuckoo and his companions.' "They didn't see the trial, sir," quietly observed the old man, with a twinkle in his eye. "It came off, though, about seven o'clock all the same." "Lazy beggars," said Laxcoyne, " serve them right. If they're not out by that time, they're not much good to anybody." "They had been out, my lord, but had gone home again. I ought perhaps to have said that it was seven o'clock in the evening when 1 tried Waynflete. Now it so happened that most of my lads on that afternoon at that very time were playing a cricket match in the village, Cuckoo among others, being one of their opponents." "Ah! that was a real Stripham move," cried Laxcoyne with a hearty laugh, in which Stanley joined, while a pleased smile at his employer's appreciation of the incident spread over old Dan's face. "But now tell me," continued his lordship, "you think we are sure to beat everything except the Frenchman, and probably beat him, too, you say. What about Seraglio, she's very smart, you know." "I came down with Markland," said Stanley, " and he told me that Goring says Seraglio is sure to win to-day. She's very much improved." "She'll have to be, sir," said Stripham quietly, "to stand the least chance with ours to-day. I fear nothing, my lord, though Amiens will be our greatest danger." "Well, Claude, this really does look something like business. You are in luck to have two such good things as Nutmeg and this, both in one season. Why, not a soul knows a word...show more

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  • Paperback | 470 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 24mm | 830g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236530993
  • 9781236530998