A Fight for Life

Paperback | January 8, 2012

byWilliam Moy Thomas

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This historic book may have numerous typos, missing text, images, or index. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. 1868. Not illustrated. Excerpt: ... 199 CHAPTER XVII. THE HONOURABLE MRS. CAREW. Lady visitors were rare at the Cavalry barracks at Borley; Colonel Carew, being a bachelor, had sent for his mother, the Honourable Mrs. Carew, to preside over his household on the occasion of Frere's visit, and this lady had taken up her abode at his quarters a fortnight before the party left Claytersville. Frere had excused himself for some time on the ground of business; and finally the affair of the hatchboat had furnished another reason for delay. Though the business which the Honourable Mrs. Carew had come to. Borley expressly to perform was thus from time to time postponed, that lady was not idle. Her mind, in fact, was occupied incessantly with the question of why Frere was coming thither, and particularly why his daughter should accompany him? Young ladies, she reflected, even when accompanied by their fathers, do not generally pay visits to officers' quarters. Frere, as she had often heard her son remark, was not a desirable companion. Indeed, she had heard him say that nothing but the necessity of holding a candle to a famous personage, prevented his indulging in the pleasure of kicking him down stairs. She knew well that they had business transactions together; but these were generally disposed of by a call on the lawyer in London. Now, thought this honourable lady again and again, 'Why should Mr. Frere come here on a state visit? and why should this young person be included in the invitation?' If Frere's arrival had not been delayed for a considerable time, it is probable that these speculations would have died out for want of data; but the Honourable Mrs. Carew had leisure to think, and was moreover very curious and suspicious in matters of this kind. She had time, indeed, to do more than think-...

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This historic book may have numerous typos, missing text, images, or index. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. 1868. Not illustrated. Excerpt: ... 199 CHAPTER XVII. THE HONOURABLE MRS. CAREW. Lady visitors were rare at the Cavalry barracks at Borley; Colonel Carew, being...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:58 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.12 inPublished:January 8, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217765505

ISBN - 13:9780217765503

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