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The Brocklebank Riddle (Paperback) Loot Price: R439
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The Brocklebank Riddle (Paperback): Hubert Wales

The Brocklebank Riddle (Paperback)

Hubert Wales

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1914. Excerpt: ... CHAPTER XV THE MEETING TE next morning, to my surprise, Brocklebank arrived at the office at his customary hour. The oil of rosemary, it appeared, had worked wonders, and he was in high spirits. Nevertheless, my inexplicable feeling of aversion to the man, of repugnance to his society, had steadily grown during the last fortnight, and nothing he could say or do, no revelation of personal characteristics, however intrinsically admirable or delightful, could remove it. I got used to him as I talked to him, but always at first I had this feeling of repugnance. When I saw him standing in the doorway leading from his office to mine, evidently enjoying my surprise, I felt an inward shrinking from him and breathed an inward hope that at least he would not touch me. "Your friend is a magician," he said. "Has she any more specifics of the same kind? If so, I'm willing to go into partnership on liberal terms. I'll sink a little capital and we'll come out as 'Magical Cures Unlimited.' Not only should we make a fortune, but the undertaking would have the secondary advantage of benefiting the human race." "You are better?" I asked. "Absolutely well. Convey to the lady my grateful thanks." "She still wants to see you," I said. "A woman of her evident discernment naturally would." "What night will suit you? Make it as soon as possible: she is in London on purpose." "I'm overwhelmed. To-night," he said. "Right. I'll ring her up." "What was the explanation?" he asked. "It's too long a story to begin now. Come early to-night, and I'll tell you before she arrives." Throughout that day my thoughts reverted again and again to my visitor of the previous evening. I retained a vivid impression of her wonderful face, her calm introspective eyes, her obvious distress, the quiet fl...


Imprint: General Books LLC
Country of origin: United States
Release date: 2012
First published: 2012
Authors: Hubert Wales
Dimensions: 246 x 189 x 3mm (L x W x T)
Format: Paperback - Trade
Pages: 60
ISBN-13: 978-1-150-16364-7
Categories: Books
LSN: 1-150-16364-X
Barcode: 9781150163647

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