Artingale Castle

Paperback | May 13, 2012

byThomas Adolphus Trollope

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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. 1867 Excerpt: ..."You may put the luncheon on the table, and ring the bell, Richard," said Miss Agnes, as she passed through the hall, when she saw the servant loitering, and wondering what was the cause of the unwonted unpunctuality of his mistresses in coming to their midday meal. "Miss Artingale will not come down to luncheon. But ring the bell, that your master may know the luncheon is ready, if he likes to come in." Sir Hildebrand would occasionally do so, if he chanced to be in his study and not busy. But he more frequently omitted to do so. Upon the present occasion it was a matter of much interest to Miss Agnes whether he would come or not. If he did so her disagreeable task must be begun at once. The cutlets and mashed potatoes were placed upon the table; the bell was rung. Miss Agnes sat down by herself at the table, with little enough of appetite for the food before her; but had placed a cutlet on a plate with the intention of trying her best to eat it, when Sir Hildebrand lounged in. "Richard was late in ringing the luncheonbell to-day, I think. Don't let him get into unpunctual ways," said the baronet, who had that love of precise punctuality which often characterises men of orderly minds who have little or nothing to do. "Where is Mary?" he asked. "Mary is not very well. She is on her bed. That is why Richard was late. He was waiting for us, and I was with Mary," replied his sister. "On her bed! Why, what is the matter with her?" asked the baronet, with surprise. "She was with me in my study an hour or two ago, and was well enough then," he added. "I was going to speak to you about her, brother. If you had not come in to luncheon, I should have come to you in your study," said Miss...

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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. 1867 Excerpt: ..."You may put the luncheon on the table, and ring the bell, Richard," said Miss Agnes, as she passed through the hall, when she s...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:58 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.12 inPublished:May 13, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217440681

ISBN - 13:9780217440684

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