Comrades In Arms; A Tale Of Two Hemispheres

Paperback | January 10, 2012

byCharles King

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This historic book may have numerous typos, missing text or index. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. 1904. Not illustrated. Excerpt: ... PRELIMINARY LETTERS The University Club, December 27, 1897. EAR GRIDLEY: Yours of the 16th came during a brief absence in Boston. Shafto and I spent Christmas with some of mother's relatives--rather a sad visit, yet fruitful in result. You know they never quite approved of me for having gone to Yale instead of Harvard, and thereafter to the army--and destruction. Shafto is no such bad lot as you, and indeed I, thought. He knew nothing of me except what mother and mother's agent told him, and the first was as misleading one way as the second was the other. She painted me a saint; he a sinner. Shafto finally told me the fellow made him believe I had bled her for years; that she was almost swamped by my gambling debts; that I had forged her name, etc., etc., all, of course, under promise that Shafto would not reveal his knowledge to her or to me. That was the secret of his treating me so cavalierly on his way west. Pyne has told me still more, for it is so sore a point with Shafto he hates to speak of it. Pyne continues steady as a rock, and thoroughly reliable. Shafto says mother made Pyne his secretary and missed it by not making him her own. So poor, loving "Mummie's" prayers are answered at last. "Cousin Percy " and her only Pitt are friends. You couldn't help liking him, Grid, though I'm not so sure he at first would like you. (His Christmas dinner was spoiled because a semi-bucolical kinsman wore a white tie with his Tux.) He's a horseman, too, though you wouldn't think it to see him in saddle. (I fancy what he'd say to see us in our Whitmans, for the cowboys' seats and saddles at Billings set his teeth and temper both on edge for a week), but he has a head for business and is a " comer " in the Street, despite which fact I suspect him of a longing to sell ou...

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This historic book may have numerous typos, missing text or index. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. 1904. Not illustrated. Excerpt: ... PRELIMINARY LETTERS The University Club, December 27, 1897. EAR GRIDLEY: Yours of the 16th came during a brief absence in Boston. Sha...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:74 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.15 inPublished:January 10, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217916368

ISBN - 13:9780217916363

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