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Madame Midas

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Author: Fergus Hume
Published: 1888
Language: English
Wordcount: 108,098 / 304 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 52
LoC Category: PS
Audiobook: librivox.org
Downloads: 1,722
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Origin: gutenberg.org

A Realistic and Sensational Story of Australian Mining Life.

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, and especially in Melbourne, which was even then becoming metropolitan. After fifteen years of a varied life he returned to Melbourne to settle down, and found that his daughter had grown up to be a charming young girl, the very image of his late wife. Curtis built a house, went in for politics, and soon became a famous man in his adopted country. He settled a large sum of money on his daughter absolutely, which no one, not even her future husband, could touch, and introduced her to society.

Miss Curtis became the belle of Melbourne, and her charming face, together with the more substantial beauties of wealth, soon brought crowds of suitors around her. Her father, however, determined to find a husband for her whom he could trust, and was looking for one when he suddenly died of heart disease, leaving his daughter an orphan and a wealthy woman.

After Mr Curtis had been buried by the side of his dead wife, the heiress went home to her richly-furnished house, and after passing a certain period in

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