Saddle and Sabre; A Novel Volume 2

Saddle and Sabre; A Novel Volume 2

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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. 1888 edition. Excerpt: ...his enemy's weakness in this respect. It was so. A desire to rub shoulders with the haul monde was the aim of Ralph Furzedon's life. With this object he had gone to the University. The furtherance of this design had a good deal to say to his going on the turf. It was something to know a Lord, if it was only on a racecourse; to pass the time-of-day to a real swell, even if it was only at Tattersall's. Furzedon had tact, was pachydermatous, and, though pushing, not obtrusively so, He did not force an acquaintance, but he wriggled into one with all the sinuous twistings of an eel. Men found themselves gradually committed to a bowing recognition with Ralph Purzedon, while at the same time, they wondered how the deuce they came to know him. Instinct had told Prance how to strike his enemy; it wanted only that fortune or his own exertions should give the weapons to his hand. Furzedon too, and with some reason, flattered himself that he was making his way slowly but surely in the path he had marked out, and should Mr. Prance ever compass his projected expose he will have the satisfaction of knowing that he could have dealt his adversary no bitterer blow. As for Ralph Furzedon he was very well contented with the way things were going with him. Most especially was he well pleased with his new allies the Kynastons. The Major promised to prove profitable to him all round. It was from him that the inspiration came concerning Belisarius for the Two Thousand, and Eurzedon had won a very nice little stake over that race; then, as for Mrs. Kynaston, she looked like being of much value to him from a social point of view. She had procured him invitations in more than one direction that he coveted, and, cunning and suspicious as he was by nature, he placed...show more

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  • Paperback | 42 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 2mm | 95g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236911881
  • 9781236911889