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The Newcomes (Volume 2) (Paperback) Loot Price: R600
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The Newcomes (Volume 2) (Paperback): William Makepeace Thackeray

The Newcomes (Volume 2) (Paperback)

William Makepeace Thackeray

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Book may have numerous typos, missing text, images, or index. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. 1919. Excerpt: ... their talk had been entirely about the Colonel and Clive. Madame de Florac had spoken especially, and much more freely than was her wont. She had told many reminiscences of Thomas Newcome and his early days; how her father taught him mathematics when they were quite poor, and living in their dear little cottage at Blackheath; how handsome he was then, with bright eyes, and long black hair flowing over his shoulders; how military glory was his boyish passion, and he was for ever talking of India, and the famous deeds of Clive and Lawrence. His favourite book was a history of India-- the "History" of Orme. "He read it, and I read it also, my daughter," the French lady said, turning to Ethel; " ah I may say so after so many years." Ethel remembered the book as belonging to her grandmother, and now in the library at Newcome. Doubtless the same sympathy which caused me to speak about Thomas Newcome that evening, impelled my wife likewise. She told her friends, as I had told Florac, all the Colonel's story; and it was while these good women were under the impression of the melancholy history, that Florac and his guest found them. Retired to our rooms, Laura and I talked on the same subject until the clock tolled Christmas, and the neighbouring church bells rang out a jubilation. And, looking out into the quiet night, where the stars were keenly shining, We committed ourselves to rest with humbled hearts; praying, for all those we loved, a blessing of peace and goodwill. CHAPTER LXXVII SHORTEST AND HAPPIEST IN THE HISTORY On the ensuing Christmas morning I chanced to rise betimes, and entering my dressing-room, opened the windows, and looked out on the soft landscape, over which mists were still lying; whilst the serene sky above, and the lawns and leafless woods in the foreground near, w...


Imprint: General Books LLC
Country of origin: United States
Release date: 2012
Authors: William Makepeace Thackeray
Dimensions: 246 x 189 x 9mm (L x W x T)
Format: Paperback - Trade
Pages: 168
ISBN-13: 978-1-234-91788-3
Categories: Books > Humanities > History
Books > Humanities > History > General
Books > History > General
LSN: 1-234-91788-2
Barcode: 9781234917883

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