Thorpe Regis

Thorpe Regis

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"[...]Under'am." "I forbid his going within ten yards of the stove plants," cried Mr Robert, hastily. "If I find him trying experiments in my hot-houses, you shall be packed off, Stokes, as surely as I have put up with your inconceivable ignorance for seven years. I've not forgotten what Anthony Miles's experiments are like. Didn't he nearly blow up Underham with the chemicals he got hold of when that idiot Salter's back was turned? Didn't he bribe the doctor's assistant, and half poison poor old Miss Philippa with learning how to mix medicines, forsooth? Didn't he upset his mother, and frighten her out of the few wits she possesses, by trying a new fashion of harnessing? And now, as if all this were not enough, my poor plants are to be the victims. I forbid his coming within the great gate, -I forbid your speaking to him while he is possessed with this mania, -I forbid his looking[...]."show more

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  • Paperback | 250 pages
  • 152.4 x 228.6 x 11.68mm | 362.87g
  • Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1507565402
  • 9781507565407