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Miss Gascoigne (Paperback): Mrs. J. H. Riddell
Miss Gascoigne (Paperback): Mrs. J. H. Riddell

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Miss Gascoigne (Paperback)

Mrs. J. H. Riddell

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This historic book may have numerous typos, missing text or index. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. 1887. Not illustrated. Excerpt: ... CHAPTER V. THE GEANLAND BOYS. As it was impossible for seven persons to walk constantly abreast in the horse-roads even of Granland, it chanced that soon some of Mr. Crayleigh's escort were in front and some behind; but one lad kept close to his side with faithful pertinacity. That one was the varlet, the pickle, the little demon, Humphrey Wolcombe, who stuck to Cyril like a burr. He owned the brightest eyes, and the largest mouth, and the widest nostrils any human being ever beheld. He had a wonderful individuality stamped upon him. He was brimful of information about every soul in the town, which he imparted freely. Already Miss Gascoigne's protege was well posted as to the histories of many of her friends. Humphrey amply justified the character that lady had given him. He knew everything about everybody, and was willing, nay, anxious, to tell it. As they returned from the Old Quay, and were passing along Beacon Street, the party met a lady who evidently had the pleasure of their acquaintance, for they all raised their caps--not in the gracious manner with which they saluted other friends, but stiffly, after the fashion of a salute--all except the thin, delicate-looking lad Miss Gascoigne had called her "right hand," who ran up to the lady and took hold of her shawl. "That's his mother," said Humphrey, jogging Mr. Crayleigh's arm. "O, indeed " "Yes. She's a widow. We don't know much of her. We only go to her house sometimes. She wasn't a lady." "No?" "But Tristen's father was a gentleman, so we know Mark." "That is all right." "Yes, I think so; though Mrs. Tristen is the parish schoolmistress. She has been half round the world; it is a wonder she likes to Btay here." "I daresay she is glad to be quiet at last." "Perhaps; at any rate, she is glad of the money s...


Imprint: General Books LLC
Country of origin: United States
Release date: 2012
First published: 2012
Authors: Mrs. J. H. Riddell
Dimensions: 246 x 189 x 2mm (L x W x T)
Format: Paperback - Trade
Pages: 44
ISBN-13: 978-1-151-13872-9
Barcode: 9781151138729
Categories: Books
LSN: 1-151-13872-X

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