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At The Villa Rose
     

At The Villa Rose

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by A. E. W. Mason
 

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It was Mr. Ricardo's habit as soon as the second week of August came round to travel to Aix-les-Bains, in Savoy, where for five or six weeks he lived pleasantly. He pretended to take the waters in the morning, he went for a ride in his motor-car in the afternoon, he dined at the Cercle in the evening, and spent an hour or two afterwards in the baccarat-rooms at the

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It was Mr. Ricardo's habit as soon as the second week of August came round to travel to Aix-les-Bains, in Savoy, where for five or six weeks he lived pleasantly. He pretended to take the waters in the morning, he went for a ride in his motor-car in the afternoon, he dined at the Cercle in the evening, and spent an hour or two afterwards in the baccarat-rooms at the Villa des Fleurs. An enviable, smooth life without a doubt, and it is certain that his acquaintances envied him. At the same time, however, they laughed at him and, alas with some justice; for he was an exaggerated person. He was to be construed in the comparative. Everything in his life was a trifle overdone, from the fastidious arrangement of his neckties to the feminine nicety of his little dinner-parties. In age Mr. Ricardo was approaching the fifties; in condition he was a widower-a state greatly to his liking, for he avoided at once the irksomeness of marriage and the reproaches justly levelled at the bachelor; finally, he was rich, having amassed a fortune in Mincing Lane, which he had invested in profitable securities.

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ISBN-13:
9781421897004
Publisher:
1st World Library
Publication date:
12/30/2007
Pages:
288
Product dimensions:
5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.81(d)

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It had taken me a long while to finally finish my food, I hated McDonalds but what else was there when your in the middle of nowhere, with only one fast food place and a gas station yeah pretty hard. <p> My parents were busy talking to some guy getting tips on the best ways to get to Alaska, "Meh," i mumbled tapping on the window indicating they needed to shut up before i went insane. <p> "Mom! Dad shut up!" <br> Clarity hold on! They yelled <p> I gave them the finger rubbing my face, looking at the rip in my jeans picking at it. I hate this but you need to do what can, nobody ever said it was going to be easy. My dad slid into the drivers seat and pulled out heading down the busy highway. I blasted my earbuds not wanting to listen to them. I finally fell asleep, not caring where we were. <p> Several hours later my mom was nudging me awake. We were at a Hotel. I blinked and stumbled inside still very tired i ended up asleep on the lobby floor. <p> Continud tomrrow