The Roll-Call

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Author: Arnold Bennett
Published: 1918
Language: English
Wordcount: 115,770 / 344 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 66
LoC Category: PR
Downloads: 869
Added to site: 2005.11.29
mnybks.net#: 11946
Origin: gutenberg.org

Follows the career of George Cannon, Hilda Lessway's son, as he mounted through succeeding strata of literary, artistic, political, and fashionable society. It ends with his enlistment and training for active service.

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aim had gone George had begun to look up Chelsea in the office library, and as Mr. Enwright happened to be an active member of the Society for the Survey of the Memorials of Greater London, the library served him well. In an hour and a half he had absorbed something of the historical topography of Chelsea. He knew that the Fulham Road upon which he was now walking was a boundary of Chelsea. He knew that the Queen's Elm public-house had its name from the tradition that Elizabeth had once sheltered from a shower beneath an elm tree which stood at that very corner. He knew that Chelsea had been a 'village of palaces,' and what was the function of the Thames in the magnificent life of that village. The secret residence of Turner in Chelsea, under the strange alias of Admiral Booth, excited George's admiration; he liked the idea of hidden retreats and splendid, fanciful pseudonyms. But the master-figure of Chelsea for George was Sir Thomas More. He could see Sir Thomas More walking in his majestic garden

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