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original book (without typos) from the publisher. 1895. Not
illustrated. Excerpt: ... CHAPTER VII MR. HARLEY did arrive that
afternoon. While I was dressing my master for dinner he knocked at
the door and came in. The gentlemen had already met below-stairs,
but a renewal of greetings was now warmly exchanged between them.
Mr. Harley was looking finely. Evidently his ocean voyages had had
results quite contrary to those I had hoped for. The resemblance
which I had used to think existed between him and my master was now
scarcely perceptible excepting as regarded height, coloring, and
general aspect, for in the same ratio in which Mr. Harley had grown
bronzed, strong, and healthy my master had become thin, wan, and
pale. I was quite surprised that I had not noticed before the
change which had taken place in him. But, on thinking it over
since, I have concluded that his high spirits blinded me to his
physical condition. Now, beside Mr. Harley he appeared like shadow
beside substance, and I was quite shocked to see how low he had got
to be beneath my very eyes. Mr. Harley had evidently noticed it at
once, for he now excused his visit by remarking, --' I say, Courty,
old man, I dropped in for just a minute to ask what you have been
doing with yourself. You're looking awfully seedy, old chap; and we
can't have that, you know." He was evidently considerably
concerned, but Mr. Jaffrey laughed his anxiety away. "Seedy " he
repeated. "Oh-er, you've been associating with-er sailors for a
week or so, Harley, and-er are not used to our refined social
pallor, that's all. I'm no end fit, old chappie, and-er putting in
a quite awfully good time down here." "I see the freeze-out still
continues," Mr. Harley said, with an attempt at a careless laugh.
"B-r-r-r I positively shivered when Key and Bettall greeted me.'
Mr. Jaffrey turned to me. "You may-er go, Hanb...
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