A Tug of War; A Novel

A Tug of War; A Novel

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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. 1895 edition. Excerpt: ...another and stronger mind beneath this business." "How d'ye mean?" says Strangford, mildly. "These peasants are slow to move, you see." "Even when touched by a desire for revenge?" "Even then." "You think, then?..." Letway crosses one leg over the other, and flicks a little speck of dust off his trousers. "That the land-league is at the beginning of all this." "Ah!" says Strangford. What is there in his intonation?--Relief?... "All points, in my opinion," says the Major, "to some concealed agent. Some detestable coward, who, lying behind, as it were, egged on these Connellys to do the brutal deed, himself safe in this contemptible anonymity." "Really---as you put it--it looks very likely," says Letway, thoughtfully. "Now, who could the rascal be? If we could only pounce on him. But these leaders of the land-league are so numerous, and protect themselves so well... You really think the whole thing was got up by the land-league, then?" "Certainly, certainly!" says the Major, puffing out his chest. "Sh! here is Denis," says Letway, quietly. "Do you know, I have never met him since that sad occurrence until yesterday, at the funeral. And so little time for a word there, you know!" He sighs (doing it very well indeed). "I should like to congratulate him on his good fortune, though it was gained in such a luckless way." He turns to Drummond. "Indeed, it was open news that my poor grandfather was quite bent on leaving me the bulk of his money, in spite of my many protests." "Yes, I heard something of it," says Mr. Drummond, slowly....show more

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  • Paperback | 70 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 4mm | 141g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236763475
  • 9781236763471