Yolande the Story of a Daughter (Classic Reprint)

Yolande the Story of a Daughter (Classic Reprint)

by William Black
     
 

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Late one evening in April, in a private sitting-room on the first floor of an hotel in Albemarle Street, a member of the British House of Commons was lying back in an easy-chair, having just begun to read, in an afternoon journal, an article about himself. He was a man approaching fifty, with what the Scotch call "a

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Excerpt from Yolande the Story of a Daughter

Late one evening in April, in a private sitting-room on the first floor of an hotel in Albemarle Street, a member of the British House of Commons was lying back in an easy-chair, having just begun to read, in an afternoon journal, an article about himself. He was a man approaching fifty, with what the Scotch call "a salt-water face" - that is to say, a face tanned and reddened with wind and weather; sharp of feature, and with hair become prematurely quite silver-white. At a first glance he seemed to have the air of an imperative, eager, aggressive person; but that impression was modified when by any accident you met his eyes, which were nervous, shrinking, and uncertain. Walking in the street, he rarely saw any one; perhaps he was too preoccupied with public affairs; perhaps he was sensitively afraid of not being able to recognise half-remembered faces. When sitting alone, slight noises made him start.

This was what the man with the thin red face and the silver-white hair was reading:-

"By his amendment of last night, which, as every one anticipated, was defeated by an overwhelming majority, the member for Slagpool has once more called attention to the unique position which he occupies in contemporary politics.

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ISBN-13:
9781330032701
Publisher:
FB &c Ltd
Publication date:
06/05/2015
Pages:
628
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 1.27(d)

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