Augustine's choice; or The children of Strathdevon

Paperback | October 12, 2012

byLouisa Anne Moncreiff

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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. 1876 edition. Excerpt: ... CHAPTER VIII. NEW PLANS. N a small parlour of one of the largest hotels towards the west end of London, one sunny morning in June, about six weeks after the occurrences of the former chapter, there were seated at breakfast, Sir Arthur Montgomerie and his son Walter. The latter seemed to have despatched his meal more quickly than usual, as if the sultry air of the city had not sharpened his appetite, as his own native breezes were wont to do. And now he sat balancing his teaspoon on the edge of his cup, and looking down with a somewhat disconcerted expression of countenance. At length, in reply to some remark of his father's, he said, without raising his head, "Then you mean that you dislike the whole plan?" "No, not that," returned Sir Arthur, "you mistake me, Walter, I only wish to put the whole case before you, so that you may consider it on all sides, before making your choice. You have known quite well from the first that, so far as I personally am concerned, I should have liked you to choose a profession which would keep you in your own country. For my own pleasure, I should have wished you to be near me; but I would not put my private feelings in the way, were it not that I think you would in some respects damage your own prospects by going. As the heir to Strathdevon, you would become a comparative stranger in the place, and that would, of course, materially lessen your future influence and usefulness. It is only right that I should warn you of this, beforehand." Sir Arthur paused, as if expecting some response, but Walter did not speak; and after a few moments, the former resumed. "On the other hand, there is no doubt India offers a much wider field for distinction and success, and I do not deny that your own inclinations are...

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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. 1876 edition. Excerpt: ... CHAPTER VIII. NEW PLANS. N a small parlour of one of the largest hotels towards the west end of London, one su...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:66 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.14 inPublished:October 12, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217775608

ISBN - 13:9780217775601

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