The Vicissitudes of Bessie Fairfax

A Novel

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Author: Holme Lee (Miss Harriet Parr)
Language: English
Wordcount: 153,866 / 441 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 72.7
LoC Category: PN
Downloads: 289
Added to site: 2005.11.18
mnybks.net#: 11909
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Mr. John Short, on the business that we wot of. To Mr. Carnegie it read like a cool intimation that Bessie Fairfax was wanted--was become of importance at Abbotsmead, and must break with her present associations. It would have been impossible to convey in palatable words the requisition that the lawyer was put upon making; but to Mrs. Carnegie the demand did not sound harsh, nor the manner of it insolent. She had always kept her mind in a state of preparedness for some such change, and the only sense of annoyance that smote her was for her own shortcomings--for how she had suffered Bessie to be almost a servant to her own children, and how she could neither speak French nor play on the piano.

The doctor pooh-poohed her remorse. "You have done the best for her you could, Jane. What right has her grandfather to expect anything? He left her on your hands without a penny."

"Bessie has been worth more than she costs, if that were the way to look at it. But she will have to leave us now; she will have to go."

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Average Rating of 4 from 1 reviews: ****
2008.03.18
Maddie
****.

This is a great book. I really liked Bessie's character. Great read.


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