This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1895 edition.
This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1895 edition. Excerpt: ...back in the old tumultuous devil-may-care existence again." " What a life you've led. And how much better it seems than the dull monotony of our existence here iti sleepy old England." " Don't you believe it. If you wanted to change I could tell you of dozens of men, living exactly the sort of life I've described, who would only too willingly oblige you. No, no! You've got chances of doing things we could never dream of. Do them, then, and let the other go. But all the same, I think you ought to see more of the world I've told you of before you settle down In fact, I hinted as much to your father yesterday." " He said that you had spoken of it to him. Oh, how I wish he would let me go!" " Somehow, d'you know, I think perhaps he will." I put the cutter over on another tack and we went crashing back through the blue water towards the pier. The strains of the band came faintly off to us. I had enjoyed my sail, for I had taken a great fancy to this bright young fellow sitting-by my side. I felt I should like to have finished the education his father had so gallantly begun. There was something irresistibly attractive about him, so modest, so unassuming, and yet so straightforward and gentlemanly. Dropping him opposite the bathing machines, I went on to my own anchorage on the other side of the pier. Then I pulled myself ashore and went up to the town. I had forgotten to write an important letter that morning, and as it was essential that the business should be attended to at once, to repair my 'carelessness, I crossed the public gardens and went up the hill to the post office. I must tell youhere that since my meeting with Mr. Baxter, the young-Marquis's tutor, I had been thinking a great deal...