A Waiting Race Volume 2

A Waiting Race Volume 2

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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. 1872 edition. Excerpt: ... don't he take his wife down to one of his country places?" asked Colonel Choker. "Because she wouldn't go," said Sir Thomas Buffboard. "He'll have a deal of trouble with her before he's done, and now his mother has come over to make it more pleasant for him. I don't think I would stand in Pytchley's shoes for his money or his earldom. Now, shall we make up a rubber?" Sir Robert Cullington was perfectly correct in his announcement concerning the arrival of the Dowager Lady Pytchley. That worthy woman, on getting out of the train at Euston-square, had taken a cab and driven straight to her son's residence in Bosphorusgardens, in the full belief that rooms and a cordial welcome were there awaiting her. She was speedily disillusioned. Neither Lord nor Lady Pytchley was at home, but the housekeeper, whom the Dowager thought a very stately personage, appeared, and informed her ladyship that rooms had been taken for her ladyship at Bocknell's Hotel close by, where she would find the young person who had been engaged as her maid. The Dowager listened to this statement with great gravity, descended to the cab, and was duly driven off to the hotel. An hour afterwards the young person who had been engaged as her maid came over and told the housekeeper, speaking of her new mistress, that "if that was a lady, she never' see one of the sort before;" that she had ordered mutton chops, pickled walnuts, and bottled stout into her bedroom; and that when the maid had proposed to open the boxes, warned her not to lay a finger on them, and bade her be off, and not stand staring at her like a stuffed pig. Unquestionably the Dowager was a trying person. Her appearance was...
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  • Paperback | 62 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 3mm | 127g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236809920
  • 9781236809926