Mr. Grex of Monte Carlo

Author: E. Phillips Oppenheim (Anthony Partridge)
Published: 1915
Language: English
Wordcount: 93,973 / 275 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 83.3
LoC Category: PR
Downloads: 1,630
Added to site: 2007.02.18
mnybks.net#: 16078
Origin: gutenberg.org
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sk you once more what in the name of all that is unsuitable brought you to such a place as Monte Carlo?"

He fenced with her question. Perhaps he resented the slightly ironical note in her tone. Perhaps there were other reasons.

"Why should I not come to Monte Carlo?" he enquired. "Parliament is not particularly amusing when one is in opposition, and I do not hunt. The whole world amuses itself here."

"But not you," she replied quickly. "I know you better than that, my dear Henry. There is nothing here or in this atmosphere which could possibly attract you for long. There is no work for you to do--work, the very breath of your body; work, the one thing you live for and were made for; work, you man of sawdust and red tape."

"Am I as bad as all that?" he asked quietly.

She fingered her pearls for a moment.

"Perhaps I haven't the right to complain," she acknowledged. "I have gone my own way always. But if one is permitted to look for a moment into the past, can you tell m

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