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Amabel Channice

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Author: Anne Douglas Sedgwick (Mrs. Basil de Sélincourt)
Published: 1908
Language: English
Wordcount: 42,163 / 123 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 87.6
LoC Category: PS
Downloads: 648
Added to site: 2009.04.29
mnybks.net#: 24017
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sual, I see. I can't get my boys to look at a book in vacation time. What's the book? Ah, fuddling your brains with that stuff, still, are you? Still determined to be a philosopher? Do you really want him to be a philosopher, my dear?"

"Indeed I think it would be very nice if he could be a philosopher," said Lady Channice, smiling, for though she had often to evade Mrs. Grey's tyranny she liked her good temper. She seemed in her reply to float, lightly and almost gaily above Mrs. Grey, and away from her. Mrs. Grey was accustomed to these tactics and it was characteristic of her not to let people float away if she could possibly help it. This matter of Augustine's future was frequently in dispute between them. Her feet planted firmly, her rifle at her shoulder, she seemed now to take aim at a bird that flew from her.

"And of course you encourage him! You read with him and study with him! And you won't see that you let him drift more and more out of practical life and into moonshine. What does it

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