A Born Aristocrat; A Story Of The Stage

Paperback | February 1, 2012

byMatthew White

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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. 1898. Excerpt: ... IV. Disaster Upon Disaster's Head. With her hand on the door of the little flat, Barbara heard a man's voice inside; a heavy voice which she did not recognize, but yet which seemed oddly familiar. As soon as she entered the hallway Freda flew out and carried her into the tiny bedroom close at hand, closing the door behind them. "Uncle, Eben is here," she gasped. "He wants mamma to give him money. He says the family will be disgraced if she doesn't." "How much does he want?" asked Barbara, with a calmness that surprised herself. "Fifty dollars. He says he'll pay it back, though it's rightfully owing him for what he did for father years ago.' ' And is mother going to give it to him?' "I don't know. She told him we were very poor ourselves, but he's very much excited, and says there's nothing for him but suicide if he doesn't get it." "Did he pay his fare all the way from Boston just to borrow fifty dollars in New York?" "I suppose so, but he frightens me, talking so fiercely as he does." "You stay here, pet, and I'll go in to see him. Don't worry. Even if mother has written him a check, we can stop payment at the bank." "But she won't give him a check. She can't." "Why? What do you mean? What has happened?' Barbara turned toward her sister, fear of some new, unknown evil putting a tremor in her voice. ' After you went away this morning, mother was reading the papers you left behind. She saw the account of two bank failures and grew so nervous that she got me to go with her and draw out all we had in." Barbara sank down on the bed. "What has she done with it?" she inquired, striving to be calm. ' I have it here in my pocket. We had just got in when Uncle Eben came, and she gave it to me to keep while she went in to see him. Do you think we did wrong to take ...

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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. 1898. Excerpt: ... IV. Disaster Upon Disaster's Head. With her hand on the door of the little flat, Barbara heard a man's voice inside; a heavy v...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:48 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.1 inPublished:February 1, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217431747

ISBN - 13:9780217431743

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