Ronald And I; Or, Studies From Life by Alfred PretorRonald And I; Or, Studies From Life by Alfred Pretor

Ronald And I; Or, Studies From Life

byAlfred Pretor

Paperback | October 12, 2012

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1899 edition. Excerpt: ...good-hearted, well-meaning lad ('thanks, old man, R.'), but a little uppish at times, and thinks he knows everything, like all the boys of the present day (' I retract my thanks, R.') But I fancy that you and he will get on together (' admirably, R.') "I shall await your answer with impatience, and anxiously hope it may be favourable (' to me, R.) "I remain, "Your sincere admirer, "A. Heyward." ('Your loving friend, R.') The answer came next day, and was a crushing blow to my uncle's hopes. She thanked him gratefully for the offer, and regretted the disappointment her answer would cause him. But her affections, she said, had long been bestowed on his nephew, and she had lately had reason to believe (italics at Ronald's request) that the feeling was reciprocated. She was in a position, she added, to disregard monetary considerations in the choice of a husband. There was strife within the gates of Broadwater on the announcement of Ronald's engagement The uncle was furious at being supplanted this second time, and, to make matters worse, the offender in this case was the nephew of his choice. So wroth was he that he nearly made me his heir out of spite, and, for two or three days, my price rose considerably on the matrimonial market. But, on giving tongue to his wrath, he found himself without a supporter. "A servile war had broken out" (to quote from 'Cometh up,'--sweetest of all love stories, but, Great Dionysius! what Greek!) and his sister was in a state of open rebellion. It was she who headed the rising, and with her went all the servants, which left our uncle in a minority of one. She was, naturally enough, well pleased at the progress of events, and anticipated with satisfaction the continuance of...
Title:Ronald And I; Or, Studies From LifeFormat:PaperbackDimensions:30 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.06 inPublished:October 12, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0217326439

ISBN - 13:9780217326438