Cyril Ashley, A.L.O.E. by Charlotte Maria Tucker

ISBN: 9780217198707

Published: January 19th 2012

Paperback

146 pages


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Cyril Ashley,  by  A.L.O.E. by Charlotte Maria Tucker

Cyril Ashley, by A.L.O.E. by Charlotte Maria Tucker
January 19th 2012 | Paperback | PDF, EPUB, FB2, DjVu, audiobook, mp3, ZIP | 146 pages | ISBN: 9780217198707 | 7.38 Mb

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. 1870. Excerpt: ... but the words were still on his tongue,MoreThis 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. 1870. Excerpt: ... but the words were still on his tongue, when the stranger, with an agile spring, cleared the space which already separated the steamer from the pier, and stood panting on the deck at his side. I say, young gentleman, you must hold your life cheap, muttered the captain. And your luggage cheap, added one of the sailors, with a grin. Depend ont, hes a-flying from his creditors, suggested another, shrugging his shoulders.

Thats what I should call a bold leap in the dark, observed the passenger who has been mentioned before. If I mistake not, Mr. Lorenzo du Cane? said Cyril, recognizing the voice of the speaker before in the dim light he distinguished the features of him who had addressed him. Yes- Im bound for Corunna, answered Lorenzo. I heard to-day that the old hidalgo had shuffled off this mortal coil- and finding that I was just in time to catch the packet, which starts from hence once a fortnight, I decided that fresh breezes on the waves are preferable to a run through France imprisoned in a railway carriage.

I agree with you there, said Cyril. There are not very many points of agreement between us, I suspect, observed Lorenzo lightly, taking out an embroidered cigar-case- . even if we set out on the same voyage, bound for the same port, it must be with different ends and aims. I go on the very practical matter-of-fact business of counting up reals, numbering silver forks and spoons, and seeing how many pipes of prime Malaga or choice wine of Xeres the don has had the sense to store up for his dutiful heir.

If I find a little spare time to spend amongst fans and mantillas, or in the mild recreation of the bull-ring, that is a mere delassement after more serious work. You, on your part, I suppose, go with the intention of playing...



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