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(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...
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