Sir Richard Escombe; A Romance by Sir Max Pemberton

Sir Richard Escombe; A Romance

bySir Max Pemberton

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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.1908 Excerpt: ... BARRY BRINGS THE NEWS OF IT ASPER Clegg was bailiff to Lord Hambledon, who had the big house up on the I hills above Henley and owned the land for many a mile around. A worthy man, he I served a worthy master--expressing civility in some twenty words of the King's English and his philosophy of life in two hundred more, perhaps. As for his good wife Anne, she would tell you that her mission in life was to be minding her own business--which she did to such good effect that a cleaner, prettier cottage or a more exemplary household was not known in all the parish. "Do for others after you've done for yourself"--an ambiguous precept, added to another, "Never bring an empty bucket from the well," were Dame Anne's rules of life. If Jasper flogged her twice per annum (as he did once after the Michaelmas Fair and again to keep Christmas) she never made any complaint of that. The Book said it was right and proper. "Spare the rod and spoil the child"--and in spite of her forty odd years Dame Anne had never grown up. In fact, her aged parents, living in a neighboring village, still expressed their doubts if they would ever rear her. "She be that weak on the chest," they said--a fact you never would have guessed had you heard the good creature calling a dog from the yard or winding the buckets from the well aforesaid. Now, to the keeping of this worthy couple accident intrusted our friend Sir Richard Escombe. He was twelve hours unconscious after his mishap, and for another twelve hours able to give only the poorest account of himself. Indeed, at the first, Dame Anne assuredly thought him to be gone, and, setting a candle before his eyes, she asked him, in touching good faith, whether he were dead or no. This question he appears to have answered by an unconscious groan-...

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Title:Sir Richard Escombe; A RomanceFormat:PaperbackDimensions:90 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.19 inPublished:February 8, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0217991246

ISBN - 13:9780217991247

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