The Master of the Shell

The Master of the Shell

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The Master of the Shell by Talbot Baines Reed

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The Master of the Shell

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it breezy," said Daisy, recovering her smiles. "Arthur is a dreadful boy; it will be so good for him to have you."

At the end of a fortnight came a summons to Railsford, as one of six selected candidates, to appear and show himself to the governors. He had expected thus much of success, but the thought of the other five rendered him uncomfortable as he leaned back in the railway carriage and hardened himself for the ordeal before him. Grover had deemed it prudent not to display any particular interest in his arrival, but he contrived to pay a flying visit to his hotel that evening.

"There's only one fellow likely to run you close--an Oxford man, first-class in classics, and a good running-man in his day. I think when they see you they'll prefer you. They will have the six up in alphabetical order, so you'll come last. That's a mercy. Take a tip from me, and don't seem too anxious for the place, it doesn't pay; and keep in with Ponsford."

"Will he be there? Oh, of course. What sor

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