The Preliminaries

And Other Stories

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Published: 1912
Language: English
Wordcount: 29,365 / 90 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 91.4
LoC Category: PS
Downloads: 376
Added to site: 2010.09.08
mnybks.net#: 28932
Origin: gutenberg.org

THE PRELIMINARIES -- THE LONG INHERITANCE -- CLARISSA'S OWN CHILD

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kersgill Senior turned his swivel-chair about, bit hard on the end of his cigar, and stared at his only son.

"What's that?" he said abruptly, "Say that again."

Oliver Junior winced, not so much at the words as at his father's face.

"I want to marry Ruth Lannithorne," he repeated steadily.

There was a silence. The elder Pickersgill looked at his son long and hard from under lowered brows. Oliver had never seen his father look at him like that before: as if he were a rank outsider, some detached person whose doings were to be scrutinized coldly and critically, and judged on their merits. It is a hard hour for a beloved child when he first sees that look in {24} heretofore indulgent parental eyes. Young Oliver felt a weight at his heart, but he sat the straighter, and did not flinch before the appraising glance.

"So you want to marry Peter Lannithorne's daughter, do you? Well, now, what is there in the idea of marrying a jail-bird's child that you find especially attractive?"

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