John Percyfield: The Anatomy of Cheerfulness (Classic Reprint)by Charles Hanford Henderson
It is with no little satisfaction, I confess, that for the past four months I have been writing "Chateau de Beau-Rivage" at the top of my letters to Charlotte. Charlotte, you must know, is my younger sister, to whom I write about everything that happens to me. She is altogether the most charming little
Excerpt from John Percyfield: The Anatomy of Cheerfulness
It is with no little satisfaction, I confess, that for the past four months I have been writing "Chateau de Beau-Rivage" at the top of my letters to Charlotte. Charlotte, you must know, is my younger sister, to whom I write about everything that happens to me. She is altogether the most charming little sister that ever a man had, a very proper and sedate young lady when occasion demands; but at heart a jolly youngster, a camarade of the first order. I suppose that's what Frederic thought, the villain, when he came along and married her.
The Chateau is delightful. It is not that the establishment is elegant. On the contrary, it is a great, bare place that might almost be considered uncomfortable by those who love upholstery. But it has a charm about it that you don't get with newer buildings. The charm has been gathering at the Chateau for upwards of four hundred years. Things that do improve with age seem to improve prodigiously. I wonder how it was with Methuselah.
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