The master spirit

Paperback | October 12, 2012

byWilliam Magnay, Sir William Magnay

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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. 1906 edition. Excerpt: ... CHAPTER XXIII THE WAYS OF MAYFAIR "fTHEY say," announced Dormer Greetland, with A the seriousness befitting an important pronouncement, "that Countess Alexia is going to marry Herriard." "One is scarcely surprised to hear it," Lady Rotherfield commented in a non-committal tone. Having once got down on the wrong side of the fence, she had climbed up again to her perch, and was disposed to sit there and argue that her rash descent had not been altogether unwise. "But is it true?" "Quite proper," laughed the shrill voice of Baron de Daun, "that Perseus should marry Andromeda. It is true? Of course it is the natural thing for people to say." "I have it on the best authority," was the Mayfair newsman's somewhat vague reply. "Naturally it was the first thing we should be told. But one would hardly accept the banal chatter of irresponsible outsiders. No, dear lady, you will find it authentic now. I might have told you the news a fortnight ago, but then it was merely in the air. To-day "He gave a shrug as though they would discredit his imprimatur at their peril. "Well, I should say there is something in it," Sir Perrott Aspall declared. 'I was talking to Dick Josselyn at the Club just now, and he tells me that Herriard is returning all his briefs." "Really?" exclaimed Lady Rotherfield, trying to gauge the significance of the last piece of news. "That looks as though something were in the wind," De Daun suggested. "Yes," put in Greetland. "Herriard wouldn't accept a brief for poor Lady Ranower. She had set her heart upon retaining him for her appeal." This was pure invention; but its author could not have it supposed that Sir Perrott's announcement was news to him. "I suppose it will be a quiet affair?" Lady Rotherfield was alluding to Alexia's...

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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. 1906 edition. Excerpt: ... CHAPTER XXIII THE WAYS OF MAYFAIR "fTHEY say," announced Dormer Greetland, with A the seriousness befitting an...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:84 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.17 inPublished:October 12, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217803040

ISBN - 13:9780217803045

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