Olive Blake's Good Work

Paperback | February 7, 2012

byJohn Cordy Jeaffreson

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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.1862 Excerpt: ... CHAPTER IV. A STRANGE INTERVIEW. After passing a month at Burstead House, my husband and I visited Brussels and Paris, returning to England in the middle of August, so as to be in good time for the shooting, to which sport Mr. Petersham had an attachment--closely allied to devotion. Country visiting made my time pass pleasantly enough during the autumn months; and I was looking forward to a progress from the provinces to London by the opening of parliament (my husband having been elected whilst on his wedding trip to a seat in the House of Commons), when an event occurred which somewhat deranged our plans. Mr. Petersham senior, although in extreme old age, had gone to his grouse-mountain in Scotland, in the hope that change of scene and a bracing air might bring his gout into subjection, as they had done on many previous autumns. The remedy, so often tried with success, at length failed; and my husband in obedience to a summons from the North left me in Hampshire, and hastened to the bedside of his dying father. Mr. Petersham senior died in December, and at his request was interred in the mausoleum of his Yorkshire seat, where Lady Caroline Petersham had been buried three or four years before. After the funeral my husband returned to Hampshire, but he was unable to spend many days with me. The affairs of the bank, and the various matters of business, suddenly thrown upon him by his father's death, required him to visit various parts of the Continent without delay, and as his route was as uncertain as the duration of his absence, he proposed to make his journey alone, leaving me, when I was tired of Hampshire, to take up my residence once more with Mrs. Wilby, in my dear old home at Fulham, where he would join me as soon as possible, and remain with me, till...

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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.1862 Excerpt: ... CHAPTER IV. A STRANGE INTERVIEW. After passing a month at Burstead House, my husband and I visited Brussels and Paris, returning...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:62 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.13 inPublished:February 7, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217525075

ISBN - 13:9780217525077

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