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Gambier's Advocate

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Published: 1914
Language: English
Wordcount: 100,455 / 284 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 77.9
LoC Category: PS
Downloads: 1,717
Added to site: 2009.11.10 25768
Genres: Romance, Thriller

A young girl's sacrifice to save her stepmother's reputation and other gallant deeds are vividly and strikingly brought to the reader's mental vision by the pen of a real author.

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and the woman clapped her hands and laughed.

"Then my case," she cried, "is going to lead to a huge practice and make a great position for you?"

Her eyes sparkled in a face eager as a girl's. Stephen would have modified her expectation, but she interrupted him.

"All the same, you needn't waste thanks," she said, "on that stodgy old Hidges with the funny wife. I was in some court one day, and saw you. I'm rather fond of hearing trials. I know--it was the Harlowe divorce case. You seemed to be a sort of understudy to the fat K.C.--Convgreve, isn't it?"

"I was one of his Juniors," replied Gambier; "the only one that never got a chance all through. So I don't quite see --"

"I saw, though," said Mrs. Lemesurier. "And it was what I saw, not anything I heard, that made me determined to have you for my little squabble. I took the liberty, there and then, of finding out your name. When the time came, I just insisted. However glad he may be now, Mr. Hidges was very cross then. So yo



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