The Riddle of the Sands : A Record of Secret Service Recently Achieved (Illustrated) by Erskine Childers

The Riddle of the Sands : A Record of Secret Service Recently Achieved (Illustrated)

byErskine Childers

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I began to take a spurious interest in the remaining five millions, and wrote several clever letters in a vein of cheap satire, indirectly suggesting the pathos of my position, but indicating that I was broad-minded enough to find intellectual entertainment in the scenes, persons, and habits of London in the dead season. I even did rational things at the instigation of others. For, though I should have liked total isolation best, I, of course, found that there was a sediment of unfortunates like myself, who, unlike me, viewed the situation in a most prosaic light. There were river excursions, and so on, after office-hours; but I dislike the river at any time for its noisy vulgarity, and most of all at this season. So I dropped out of the fresh air brigade and declined H—'s offer to share a riverside cottage and run up to town in the mornings. I did spend one or two week-ends with the Catesbys in Kent; but I was not inconsolable when they let their house and went abroad, for I found that such partial compensations did not suit me. Neither did the taste for satirical observation last.

Title:The Riddle of the Sands : A Record of Secret Service Recently Achieved (Illustrated)Format:Kobo ebookPublished:February 17, 2015Publisher:SAVALanguage:English

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