General Bounce; Or, The Lady And The Locusts

Paperback | February 5, 2012

byGeorge John Whyte-melville

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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. 1865. Excerpt: ... summer air, for which he had so pined--pleasant it was, but yet not so pleasant as he thought it would be, when he lay in that dull ward; and then his voracity became something ridiculous, and at the end of about three weeks Frank helped him up the companion-way of the 'Phlegethon,' 200-horse power, homewardbound; and although wasted to a skeleton, his large eyes looked bright and clear, and now that he was really on his way to England he was well. CHAPTER XXII. THE WIDOW. FAMILY ARRANGEMENTS--MOTHER AND SON--SEPARATE INTERESTS--A WIDOW'S DAT-DREAMS FEMALE CONFIDENCES THE RULE OF CONTRARY. '"11 Y dear Mount, I think, after all, I shall spend the winter at _HJ_ Bubbleton,' said Lady Mount Helicon to her hopeful son, as they sat one sunny afternoon in her well-furnished drawingroom. London was emptying fast; a few of the lingerers still contrived to keep up a semblance of gaiety, and those who stayed on, like Lady Mount Helicon, because they had no country-houses to go to, voted it so much pleasanter now the crush and hurry of the season was over. But even these could not conceal from themselves that they were but 'the last roses of summer,' that 'all the world' was rushing out of town, and they had no business here any longer. The water-carts were getting very slack, and the dust unbearable; the ride and the ring were fitting haunts for a hermit, and the Serpentine was gloomy as the Styx. Dinadam was inhaling appetite in his deer-forest--Longacre was tempting Providence in his yacht--Mrs. Blacklamb was breaking hearts at Cowes--ministers had celebrated their many defeats during the session by their annual fish-dinner at Greenwich--and grouse were advertised at five shillings a brace in Leadenhall Market. Yes, the season was over, and Mount would not have b...

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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. 1865. Excerpt: ... summer air, for which he had so pined--pleasant it was, but yet not so pleasant as he thought it would be, when he lay in that...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:132 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.28 inPublished:February 5, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217837298

ISBN - 13:9780217837293

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