A Ready-made Family; Or, The Life And Adventures Of Julian Leep's Cherub. Or, The Life And…

Paperback | January 31, 2012

byJulian Leep

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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. 1871. Excerpt: ... CHAPTER XIX. THE CARTER-STRIVER FESTIVAL. As Harry walked to Mr. Guffey's chambers he reasoned with himself, and said, "Why does Mr. Carter-Striver choose to favour me?" For he did not know that Mr. Carter-Striver was a kind of social aeronaut, who would take any number of people up in his balloon, by way of ballast, to be dropped, as it suited his purpose, without the least warning, and, if possible, with less remorse. This was not the first time Harry had been so favoured by Mr. CarterStriver. He had been thrice honoured with an invitation to the Carter-Striver mansion, and had before been dazzled by the burnished front of Admarine, Margaret Brandlebraine's little bridesmaid; whose golden hair had mellowed to a richer if less lustrous shade; whose eyes, still near to each other, had grown keener; whose lips were thinner; whose face was more angular, with its square forehead and narrow chin; who had become not pretty, yet brilliant, nor tall, yet commanding: a vain woman, admired but unloved. With a heart made sick by long-deferred hope, and greatly stirred by new ambitions, Harry coolly counted the cost and profit of a kind of social suicide. He had already formed an estimate of the value of show and swagger, and had put the figure high. In his eagerness to encompass the lengths of his ambition, he deemed his progress slow, and even his progress made him impatient of waiting; he therefore thought to marry Admarine. He thirsted for immediate profit, and the Carter-Striver glitter would surely help him thereto; accordingly, on the second of those three attendances at the Carter-Striver mansion, his speaking eyes looked on Admarine and puzzled her, and then retired within themselves and puzzled her still more. "Yes, he would marry her," he said to himself,...

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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. 1871. Excerpt: ... CHAPTER XIX. THE CARTER-STRIVER FESTIVAL. As Harry walked to Mr. Guffey's chambers he reasoned with himself, and said, "Why do...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:56 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.12 inPublished:January 31, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:021730897X

ISBN - 13:9780217308977

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