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Cedar Creek

From the Shanty to the Settlement

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Language: English
Wordcount: 94,389 / 273 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 66.8
LoC Category: PS
Downloads: 897
Added to site: 2010.01.27
mnybks.net#: 26475
Origin: gutenberg.org
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to the residence of the hon. member for C---- county.

It was a mansion hired for the season in one of the fashionable squares; for so had the hon. member's domestic board of control, his lady-wife and daughters, willed. Of course, Robert was immensely too early; he dismissed the cab, and wandered about the neighbourhood, followed by suspicious glances from one or two policemen, until, after calling at the house twice, he was admitted into a library beset with tall dark bookcases. Here sat the M.P. enjoying the otium cum dignitate, in a handsome morning gown, with bundles of parliamentary papers and a little stack of letters on the table. But none of the legislative literature engrossed his attention just then: the Morning Post dropped from his fingers as he arose and shook hands with the son of his constituent.

'Ah, my dear Wynn--how happy--delighted indeed, I assure you. Have you breakfasted? all well at home? your highly honoured father? late sitting at the House last night-

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