The Unexpected Hodgkins; A Novel

Paperback | February 7, 2012

byHenry Howard Harper

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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.1915 Excerpt: ... CHAPTER XIII Barney Goes West Under Sealed Orders, LeavIng Hodgkins In Charge Of His Love Affairs From an early remark by Hodgkins we are led to suppose that when he first called on Benedict Horton it was chiefly with a view to securing assurances of a comfortable sustenance for himself and his wife. But on considering how wantonly he had injured poor little Dick in helping to rob him, and place his heritage in the hands of an ingrate such as he found Horton to be, his better nature revolted at the injustice, and immediately he made up his mind to compel Horton not only to provide for himself and wife, but also to furnish him with sufficient funds to enable him to take care of and educate Dick. It is perhaps safe to say that Hodgkins was quite astonished--though not much intimidated--by the cool deliberateness with which Horton had planned his assassination; but it gave him a timely warning to be constantly on his guard. He was now so far from entertaining any doubt as to the sincerity of Matthews' friendly overtures that he felt certain he could be relied upon as a valuable confederate; and on discovering Horton's murderous plot, Hodgkins was convinced that he himself, no less than Dick, had been selected as a victim of Horton's greed and vindictiveness. If at first Hodgkins had any conscientious scruples against undermining his former ally while partaking of his gratuities under the guise of friendship, such principles were nullified by Horton's covert act, and all thought of harmoniousness was therefore abandoned; henceforth it was to be warfare between them. On coming down next morning, after a wakeful night, one of the first persons Hodgkins met was the self-possessed Dennis, who nodded with his customary stiffness as he passed. "Hey, thar--Corporal!" ...

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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.1915 Excerpt: ... CHAPTER XIII Barney Goes West Under Sealed Orders, LeavIng Hodgkins In Charge Of His Love Affairs From an early remark by Hodgki...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:50 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.1 inPublished:February 7, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217112277

ISBN - 13:9780217112277

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