Two Ifs

Two Ifs

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1884 edition. Excerpt: ...sir, but the Squire hadn't no relations, savin' Mr. Stephen Luttrell, as now is the Squire. There's North Devon Luttrells, sir, an' mebbe you belongs to they, but my maaster always telled me as he were the last of the name savin' Mr. Stephen, and 'tain't likely as he'd 'a made a mistaake." " I never said my name was Luttrell, but I am your late master's nephew for all that. Have you forgotten that his sister had a son? " " Oh! sir, don't go fur to deceive me! I knows on'y tu well as dear Miss Katharine's son were murdered along with she an1 the cap'en by they cruel Indians, more'n twenty year agone." " My father and mother were murdered, but I was saved. Look at me, Mrs. Perriton: they say I am like my poor mother; don't you see it?" They were standing on the brow of the hill, and a sunbeam shone straight across the young man's face as Mrs. Perriton gazed at his handsome features. " I be dazed like, sir, I don't seem to understand," she said, in a bewildered way. " Who be you? Seems like as if I knows your face, an' yet 'tis different. Twenty, twenty-five, or thirty year it mun be since my dear young lady went away, but you be like her picter in the Squire's room oop tu the Court, that were painted afore her went tu foreign parts. Who be you, sir? I be an old woman, sir, an' 'tain't kind in a gentleman like you tu be deceivin' me. They be all dead, sir, these many year, an' the dead don't coom back tu life agen." " I am not deceiving you, Mrs. Perriton, I am telling you the truth. I am Henry Luttrell Douglas, the son of your master's sister. Every one thought I was killed at Cawnpore when I was a baby, but I was saved, and adopted by a good man who brought me up as his son. No one knew who I really was until lately, but Mr. Budd found it out. more

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  • English
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  • 1236667174
  • 9781236667175