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The Irrational Knot

Being the Second Novel of His Nonage

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Published: 1905
Language: English
Wordcount: 121,950 / 270 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 43.3
LoC Category: PR
Downloads: 1,457
Added to site: 2004.06.30
mnybks.net#: 8231
Origin: gutenberg.org

The story bears upon the marriage relation, that being "the irrational knot" in questions. It contains many pages of witty dialogue and excellent character drawing.

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vented for the occasion) was waiting for me at home, and that I felt sure so attractive a lady would have no difficulty in finding another escort. Unfortunately this speech made so favorable an impression on her that she immediately took my arm and declared her willingness to go anywhere with me, on the flattering ground that I was a perfect gentleman. In vain did I try to persuade her that in coming up Bond Street and deserting Piccadilly, she was throwing away her last chance of a hansom: she attached herself so devotedly to me that I could not without actual violence shake her off. At last I made a stand at the end of Old Bond Street. I took out my purse; opened it; and held it upside down. Her countenance fell, poor girl! She turned on her heel with a melancholy flirt of her skirt, and vanished.

Now on both these occasions I had been in the company of people who spent at least as much in a week as I did in a year. Why was I, a penniless and unknown young man, admitted there? Simply because, though I wa

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