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Under the Ensign of the Rising Sun

A Story of the Russo-Japanese War

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Author: Harry Collingwood (William Joseph Cosens Lancaster)
Published: 1916
Language: English
Wordcount: 107,420 / 311 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 53.8
LoC Category: PZ
Downloads: 977
Added to site: 2009.01.28 23266

our to confide them to me."

I replied that I would do so with great pleasure; and then, the meal being at an end, our hostess rose from the table and retired to the drawing-room, while Sir Robert, apologising for leaving me alone, carried off the Ambassador to the study, where he had ordered coffee to be served.

Naturally, I did not linger at the table after the others had gone, but followed my hostess to the drawing-room, where I at once proceeded to thank her for the kindly tact with which she had made my case known to so influential a personage as Viscount Hayashi. On her part, she was just as pleased as I was that so exceptionally favourable an opportunity to restore my wrecked fortunes had presented itself, and for some time we sat talking the matter over. Then Lady Gordon insisted upon my singing to her while she played my accompaniments; and in this manner the time passed rapidly, and before we dared expect them her husband and the Viscount reappeared. But even then we did not stop at onc



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