Henry Dunbar (volume 2); The Story Of An Outcast

Paperback | January 9, 2012

byMary Elizabeth Braddon

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This historic book may have numerous typos, missing text, images, or index. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. 1864. Not illustrated. Excerpt: ... CHAPTER VIIL AFTER THE WEDDING. The banker and the man who- was called the Major talked to each other earnestly enough throughout the short drive between Lisford churchyard and Maudesley Abbey; but they spoke in low, confidential whispers, and their conversation was interlarded by all manner of strange phrases; the queer, outlandish words were Hindostanee, no doubt, and were by no means easy to comprehend. As the carriage drove up to the grand entrance of the Abbey, the stranger looked out through the mud-spattered window. "A fine place!" he exclaimed; "a splendid place!" " What am I to call you here ?" muttered Mr. Dunbar, as he got out of the carriage. " You may call me any thing ; so long as you do not call me when the soup is cold. I've a twopair back in the neighbourhood of St . Martin's Lane, and I'm known there as Mr. Vavasor. But I'm not particular to a shade. Call me any thing that begins with a V. It's as well to stick to one initial, on account of one's linen." From the very small amount of linen exhibited in the Major's toilet, a malicious person might have imagined that such a thing as a shirt was a luxury not included in that gentleman's wardrobe. " Call me Vernon," he said: " Vernon is a good name. You may as well call me Major Vernon. My friends at the Corner--not the Piccadilly corner, but the corner of the waste ground at the back of Field Lane--have done me the honour to give me the rank of Major, and I don't see why I shouldn't retain the distinction. My proclivities are entirely aristocratic. I have no power of assimilation with the canaille. This is the sort of thing that suits me. Here I am in my element." Mr. Dunbar had led his shabby acquaintance into the low, tapestried room in which he usually sat. The Major rubbed his hands w...

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This historic book may have numerous typos, missing text, images, or index. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. 1864. Not illustrated. Excerpt: ... CHAPTER VIIL AFTER THE WEDDING. The banker and the man who- was called the Major talked to each other earnestly enough throu...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:56 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.12 inPublished:January 9, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217220665

ISBN - 13:9780217220668

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