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The Curse of Intellect (Paperback) Loot Price: R251
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The Curse of Intellect (Paperback): Gwendolen Cecil, Lady Gwendolen Cecil
The Curse of Intellect (Paperback): Gwendolen Cecil, Lady Gwendolen Cecil

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Gwendolen Cecil, Lady Gwendolen Cecil

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Purchase of this book includes free trial access to www.million-books.com where you can read more than a million books for free. This is an OCR edition with typos. Excerpt from book: 29 CHAPTER III. I Am indifferent to what houses I go or do not go, ?and generally do not go. But I could not help hearing that Power and his friend, as the season advanced, had become the leading hosts in London. The .monkey, not being a human beast, was not so ignoble as to suffer himself to be lionised?he went nowhere, only received. Even I myself began to feel curiosity, and to consider whether I should not call: my old friendship with Power formed a sufficient excuse. My friend Tobin of the Stock ExchJT; gave me some misty information about Power and his Beast. Tobin had by daring speculation made a vast fortune, and retired from his trade or profession ? whichever is the appropriateterm. He had married the daughter of an earl, cut his father, who was a shopkeeper, and so become an English gentleman. We were on terms of close intimacy. I really don't know what to do, said Tobin, after dinner, when he and I were alone. Have you seen this Reuben Power every one is talking of ? I said that I knew him. He gives the best entertainments in London, went on Tobin, and is evidently a gentleman. This last word Tobin loved, and rolled often and sweetly in his mouth. You know the extraordinary rumours about his?his friend ? Yes, I had heard the rumours. Power speculated with marvellous effect. The curious thing is, that he would have all his investments in trust for this monkey of his, and all his invitations go out signed Scmnopithecus Riibicundus. When you go there this confounded monkey receives you as host, and Power swears he is the host. I can't make out how he could have educated him. Do you think we oughtto go? It seems, you know, a?a sort of sacrilege ? A brute, you know, ?no soul, and all that? A strong objection, said I. Ye...


Imprint: General Books LLC
Country of origin: United States
Release date: 2012
First published: 2012
Authors: Gwendolen Cecil • Lady Gwendolen Cecil
Dimensions: 246 x 189 x 2mm (L x W x T)
Format: Paperback - Trade
Pages: 56
ISBN-13: 978-0-217-07771-2
Barcode: 9780217077712
Categories: Promotions
Books > Humanities > History
Books > Humanities > History > General
Books > History > General
LSN: 0-217-07771-4

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