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The Three Cutters

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Language: English
Wordcount: 22,706 / 71 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 87.4
LoC Category: PS
Downloads: 698
Added to site: 2007.05.22
mnybks.net#: 17067
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five thousand acres in a ring-fence.'

"And Mr Ponsonby directed his steps towards the door.

"`Stop, my dear uncle,' cried William, rising up from his easy-chair; `we do not quite understand one another. It is very true that I would prefer half the property and remaining single, to the two estates and the estate of marriage; but at the same time I did not tell you that I would prefer beggary to a wife and five thousand acres in a ring-fence. I know you to be a man of your word. I accept your proposal, and you need not put my cousin James to the expense of postage.'

"`Very good, William; I require no more: and as I know you to be a man of your word, I shall consider this match as settled. It was on this account only that I sent for you, and now you may go back again as soon as you please. I will let you know when all is ready.'

"`I must be at Tattersall's on Monday, uncle; there is a horse I must have for next season. Pray, uncle, may I ask when you are likely to want me?'

"`

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Average Rating of 2 from 1 reviews: **
2007.08.06
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A boring story


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