A Racing Rubber; A Novel

A Racing Rubber; A Novel

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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. 1895 edition. Excerpt: ...of Miss Darley on the list. Still he has come to Chillingham to clear up this story, he will witness the performance this evening, and ascertain with his own eyes that Kate Darley takes no part in it. It will be time enough on the morrow to make enquiries as to whether she ever was connected with it. When Tom takes his seat that night he is amazed at the splendours of the building. Still more is he thunderstruck at the large audience that are gathered together, and though still scanning each fair equestrienne narrowly, he has well nigh put away from his mind the idea of Kate having anything to do with the company, and is carried away with enthusiasm at the varied and clever performance. At length there is a slight pause, broken only by the badinage which passes between the Clown and the Ring-master. He can see that the audience is eager and excited, and hurriedly asks his neighbour what is coming. "Ah, it's the first time you have been here," was the reply. "Coming? Why, Miss Darell! Who's she? Well, I reckon she's about the prettiest girl you ever saw or ever will see outside of an 'oss," and in another moment, Kate, looking most bewitching in the nattiest of hats and the daintiest of habits, cantered into the Ring on her famous black trick horse "Beppo," and commenced to go through her act of high-art horsemanship. Three or four times, in obedience to imperceptible signals from his mistress, did "Beppo" go kicking and backing round the Ring, in a manner sufficient to even discompose a western "Cowboy," during all of which Kate sat fixed and immovable, as if she were a very part of her. horse. Then at a touch of her hand, after two or three saucy bounds, he quieted down and went through all the...show more

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  • Paperback | 78 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 4mm | 154g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236642309
  • 9781236642301