An African Millionaire

An African Millionaire

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by Grant Allen
     
 

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"They form an element in high finance," Sir Charles admitted coldly.

"Pre-cisely," the Seer murmured, his accent for a moment less Spanish than before. "And, as they were marked strictly private, I respect, of course, the seal of confidence. That's all I wish to say. I hold it a duty, being intrusted with such powers, not to use them in a

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"They form an element in high finance," Sir Charles admitted coldly.

"Pre-cisely," the Seer murmured, his accent for a moment less Spanish than before. "And, as they were marked strictly private, I respect, of course, the seal of confidence. That's all I wish to say. I hold it a duty, being intrusted with such powers, not to use them in a manner which may annoy or incommode my fellow-creatures."

"Your feeling does you honour," Sir Charles answered, with some acerbity. Then he whispered in my ear: "Confounded clever scoundrel, Sey; rather wish we hadn't brought him here."

Señor Herrera seemed intuitively to divine this wish, for he interposed, in a lighter and gayer tone--

"I will now show you a different and more interesting embodiment of occult power, for which we shall need a somewhat subdued arrangement of surrounding lights. Would you mind, señor host--for I have purposely abstained from reading your name on the brain of any one present--would you mind...

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ISBN-13:
2940014239356
Publisher:
Sheba Blake Publishing
Publication date:
03/22/2012
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Format:
NOOK Book
File size:
160 KB

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An African Millionaire 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Entertaining series of adventures. Takes a while to get into the swing of Victorian writing style & had to look up English expressions from that time, but quite enjoyed it overall.