My Brilliant Career

October 12, 2012|
My Brilliant Career by Miles Franklin
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Excerpt: ...see that you have a fair show. I'll get you a regular cart-wheel next time I go to town, and we'll trim it up with some of old Barney's tail. If that won't fetch him, I'm sure nothing will." Before we got to the racecourse Barney went lame through getting a stone in his hoof; this caused a delay which enabled the Five-Bob trap to catch us, and we pulled rein a little distance apart at the same time, to alight. Mr Beecham's groom went to his horses' heads while Harold himself assisted his carriageful of ladies to set foot on the ground. Aunt Helen and grannie went to talk to them, but I stayed with uncle Jay-Jay while he took the horses out. Somehow I was feeling very disappointed. I had expected Harold Beecham to be alone. He had attended on me so absolutely everywhere I had met him lately, that I had unconsciously grown to look upon him as mine exclusively; and now, seeing he would belong to his own party of ladies for the day, things promised to be somewhat flat without him. "I told that devil of a Joe to be sure and turn up as soon as I arrived. I wanted him to water the horses, but I can't see him anywhere-the infernal, crawling, doosed idiot!" ejaculated uncle Julius. "Never mind, uncle, let him have his holiday. I suppose he'd like to have time to spoon with his girl. I can easily water the horses." "That would suit Joe, I have no doubt; but I don't pay him to let you water the horses. I'll water 'em myself." He led one animal, I took the other, and we went in the direction of water a few hundred yards away. "You run along to your grannie and the rest of them, and I'll go by myself," said uncle, but I kept on with the horse. "You mustn't let a five-guinea hat destroy your hopes altogether," he continued, with a mischievous twinkle in his eyes. "If you stick to your guns you have a better show than anyone to bag the boss of Five-Bob." "I am at a loss to interpret your innuendo, Mr Bossier," I said stiffly. "Now, little woman, you think you are...
Title:My Brilliant CareerFormat:PaperbackProduct dimensions:84 pages, 9.69 X 7.44 X 0.17 inShipping dimensions:84 pages, 9.69 X 7.44 X 0.17 inPublished:October 12, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:115374080X

ISBN - 13:9781153740807

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