Tally Ho! Volume 1

Tally Ho! 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. 1906 edition. Excerpt: ...zest these men bring to life, and also to an easy morality more or less modelled on that of their betters. Clara would smile gravely at some of the stories Blagow told her when----with that leisure only possible to frightfully busy, over--worked people--she would come down the garden path to the stables to breathe the air; more often than usual, Blagow thought, since Major Blundell's handsome chauffeur Wilkins had pervaded the yard, greatly to the groom's disgust. Yes, there was the rub. Blagow a mere stable-help in a poor if "goey family," and Wilkins in dark-green livery not unlike an officer's uniform, lithe, smart, goodlooking, with all the assurance of his position about a man of such note as Blaise, and Wilkins made no secret of his admiration for the scornful Clara. Blaise got a bird's-eye view of the situation when coming down the path one afternoon in the dusk, he saw Clara as she stood erect by the motor, with her aloof air, dark-haired, disdainful, the chauffeur bending eagerly towards her, Blagow's stealthy head watching from the half-closed shutters of Tally Ho's box near by. Blagow thought he had seen Clara's critical eyes dwell admiringly on Wilkins' graceful proportions, lend an ear to his flatteries, and that the odious comparisons suggested by his own and Wilkins' appearance, might result in the loss of the only thing in the world he really loved save Tally Ho, so that he was gradually working up to a white heat of jealousy that would ultimately forge the very weapon Blaise needed to ensure success. But Wilkins wasted his time; the touch of mystery--of romance even, about the wild Irish boy, Blagow, had somehow touched Clara's cold heart, and if slow...show more

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  • Paperback | 52 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 3mm | 109g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236779096
  • 9781236779090