Roy and Viola Volume 1

Roy and Viola Volume 1

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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. 1880 edition. Excerpt: ...understood at once that Mrs. d'Arcy had been found out. He had been extremely concerned to hear of her visit and her agitation, and conjectured that something unpleasant must have happened. He felt not a little uncomfortable as he preceded his client into his private room. "You have some property of mine here, I believe," d'Arcy remarked, trying to speak coolly, for, 'after all, he had no certainty that Viola had brought the diamonds here--it was only conjecture on his part. Mr. Dymond, however, took it for granted that he knew everything--still he wanted to screen Mrs. d'Arcy as far as possible. "We have Mrs. d'Arcy's stars--we are cleaning them up," he said. "Oh," returned d'Arcy sharply, "then if they are finished, perhaps you will be good enough to send them home at once." "Certainly, sir," replied the jeweller imperturbably. "I see you have your carriage here--will you take them with you now?" Then d'Arcy lost his temper as usual and began to bluster. "I suppose you want the bill for cleaning them paid first," he roared. "Are you aware, sir, that you have connived at a fraud and that I can expose you?" "I don't think there is any fraud about the matter, Mr. d'Arcy," returned Dymond quietly. "Don't you, by----!" cried d'Arcy. "A woman takes five hundred pounds' worth of her husband's diamonds out of his house and you lend her money on them like a common pawnbroker--worse, like a receiver of stolen goods, because you know they are stolen." "Sir," said the jeweller, who was a meek old man, but who could be roused...show more

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  • Paperback | 72 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 4mm | 145g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236748042
  • 9781236748041