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The Duke's Children

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Published: 1879
Language: English
Wordcount: 228,358 / 602 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 82.8
LoC Category: PR
Series: Palliser
Audiobook: librivox.org
Downloads: 2,008
mnybks.net#: 6977
Origin: gutenberg.org
Excerpt

aps you would not mind reading these letters,' the Duke said to Mrs Finn, when she again went to him in compliance with a message from him asking for her presence. Then she sat down and read two letters, one from Lady Cantrip, and the other from a Mrs Jeffrey Palliser, each of which contained an invitation for his daughter, and expressed a hope that Lady Mary would not be unwilling to spend some time with the writer. Lady Cantrip's letter was long, and went minutely into circumstances. If Lady Mary would come to her, she would abstain from having other company in the house till her young friend's spirits should have somewhat recovered themselves. Nothing could be more kind, or proposed in a sweeter fashion. There had, however, been present in the Duke's mind as he read it a feeling that a proposition to a bereaved husband to relieve him of the society of an only daughter, was not one which would usually be made to a father. In such a position a child's company would probably be his best solace. But he knew,--

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