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or index. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the
original book (without typos) from the publisher. 1884. Not
illustrated. Excerpt: ... Mr. Brown smirked, said something about
reviving breezes, native elasticity, natural grace, and the hand of
art, and bowed her out with an emphatic screech of his instrument,
just at the moment that she was declaring him very kind. The
remainder of-the lesson was passed in silence by the higher powers,
as nurse could not bring herself to speak of the subject uppermost
in her thoughts. DEGREESher poor son, --to a French woman, whom, as
being French, she considered as in some sort, concerned in his
murder. CHAPTER V. HATE AND HAND-BILLS. When Mademoiselle returned
to her own drawing-room, she found her brother ther DEGREES-- an
unexpected visitor at this time of day, when he was usually engaged
in his counting-house. He was standing at the window, with his eyes
fixed upon a newspaper, which he might or might not be reading, so
completely was his attitude one of meditation. "I have waited for
you," he said; "I wished to see you before I went out again. Are
you ready to go back to France?" "To France Is there to be a war?"
"Only that war which wars of arms bring on, --war against classes
and individuals, arising out of national jealousy. No, thank God
the slaughter of tens of thousands is at an end; and what matters
the ruin of one insignificant Frenchman?" "Ruin Are they going to
ruin you?" asked his sister, her eyes flashing. "No anger, my
dear," said M. Gaubion. "Judge not these English people by the
example of our happier countrymen. They have been trained for
centuries to suspicions like this;"-- (handing the newspaper to his
sister, and pointing out a paragraph.) "I was aware of this
training, and I ought not to have come. It is for the Frenchmen of
two centuries hence to be the brethren of Englishmen." "But you can
disprove this charge," urged Mademoiselle; "or, ...
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