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Eleanor

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Author: Mrs Humphry Ward (Mary Augusta Ward)
Published: 1900
Language: English
Wordcount: 147,298 / 425 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 75.7
LoC Category: PR
Downloads: 512
mnybks.net#: 7246
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my own way. It mayn't be yours--or anybody else's--but wait and see." He shook his head. "A man with what were your prospects can't afford escapades. It's all very well for a Frenchman; it don't pay in England." So then I maintained that half the political reputations of the present day were based on escapades. "Whom do you mean?"--he said--"Randolph Churchill?--But Randolph's escapades were always just what the man in the street understood. As for your escapade, the man in the street can't make head or tail of it. That's just the, difference."'

Mrs. Burgoyne laughed--but rather impatiently.

'I should like to know when General Fenton ever considered the man in the street!'

'Not at Simla certainly. There you may despise him.--But the old man is right enough as to the part he plays in England.--I gathered that all my old Indian friends thought I had done for myself. There was no sympathy for me anywhere. Oh!--as to the cause I upheld--yes. But none as to the mode of doing it.'

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