The Novels And Tales Of Robert Louis Stevenson (volume 9); The Master Of Ballantrae

Paperback | February 1, 2012

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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. 1895. Excerpt: ... PERSECUTIONS ENDURED BY MR. HENRY You can guess on what part of his adventures the Colonel principally dwelled. Indeed, if we had heard it all, it is to be thought the current of this business had been wholly altered; but the pirate ship was very gently touched upon. Nor did I hear the Colonel to an end even of that which he was willing to disclose; for Mr. Henry, having for some while been plunged in a brown study, rose at last from his seat and (reminding the Colonel there were matters that he must attend to) bade me follow him immediately to the office. Once there, he sought no longer to dissemble his concern, walking to and fro in the room with a contorted face, and passing his hand repeatedly upon his brow. "We have some business," he began at last; and there broke off, declared we must have wine, and sent for a magnum of the best. This was extremely foreign to his habitudes; and what was still more so, when the wine had come, he gulped it down one glass upon another like a man careless of appearances. But the drink steadied him. "You will scarce be surprised, Mackellar," says he, "when I tell you that my brother (whose safety we are all rejoiced to learn) stands in some need of money." I told him I had misdoubted as much; but the time was not very fortunate as the stock was low. "Not mine," said he. "There is the money for the mortgage." I reminded him it was Mrs. Henry's. "I will be answerable to my wife," he cried violently. "And then," said I, "there is the mortgage." "I know," said he, "it is on that I would consult you." I showed him how unfortunate a time it was to divert this money from its destination; and how by so doing we must lose the profit of our past economies, and plunge back the estate into the mire. I even took the liberty to plead...

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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. 1895. Excerpt: ... PERSECUTIONS ENDURED BY MR. HENRY You can guess on what part of his adventures the Colonel principally dwelled. Indeed, if we ...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:78 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.16 inPublished:February 1, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217394582

ISBN - 13:9780217394581

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