Sir Jasper Carew, His Life and Experiences Volume 1

Sir Jasper Carew, His Life and Experiences 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. 1861 edition. Excerpt: ... yourself to great peril; and, secondly, you would certainly be exposing another to great----." He stopped and faltered, for there was that in my father's face that made the utterance of a wrong word dangerous. "Take care what you say, Master Tony; for, however selfish you may deem me, I have still enough of heart left to consider those far worthier of thought than myself." "And yet, sir, the fact is so, whether I speak it or not," said Fagan. "Once let this affair come before a public tribunal, and what is there that can be held back from the prying impertinence of the world? And I see no more reason why you should peril life than risk all that makes life desirable." ' "But what or where is all this peril, Fagan? You talk as if I had been committing a murder." "It is precisely the name they would give it in the indictment, sir," said the other, boldly. "Nay, hear me out, Mr. Carew. Were I to tell the adventure of last night, as the bare facts reveal it, who would suggest the possibility of its being a duel? Think of the place--the hour--the solitude--the mere accident of the meeting! Oh! no, sir; duels are not fought in this fashion.." "You are arguing against yourself, Tony. You have convinced me that there is but one course openI must surrender myself!" "Think well of it, first, Mr. Carew," said Fagan, drawing his chair closer, and speaking in a lower tone"We must not let any false delicacy deceive us. There never was a case of this kind yet that did not less depend upon its own merits than on fifty'things over _which one has no control. The temper of the judge.--the rank in life of the jury--the accidental tone...show more

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  • Paperback | 96 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 5mm | 186g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236827996
  • 9781236827999