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Lord Beaupre

By James, Henry

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Title: Lord Beaupre  
Author: James, Henry
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Language: English
Subject: Literature, Literature & thought, Writing.
Collections: Classic Literature Collection
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Some reference had been made to Northerley, which was within an easy drive, and Firminger described how he had dined there the night before and had found a lot of people. MrsAshbury, one of the two visitors, inquired who these people might be, and he mentioned half-a-dozen names, among which was that of young Raddle, which had been a good deal on people's lips, and even in the newspapers, on the occasion, still recent, of his stepping into the fortune, exceptionally vast even as the product of a patent-glue, left him by a father whose ugly name on all the vacant spaces of the world had exasperated generations of men. Oh, is he there? asked MrsAshbury, in a tone which might have been taken as a vocal rendering of the act of pricking up one's ears. She didn't hand on the information to her daughter, who was talking — if a beauty of so few phrases could have been said to talk — with Mary Gosselin, but in the course of a few moments she put down her teacup with a failure of suavity and, getting up, gave the girl a poke with her parasol. Come, Maud, we must be stirring....

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