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Temple's Trial or For Life or Death

by Evelyn Everett-Green

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1887. Excerpt: ... CHAPTER IV. COUSINS. "Well, have they come yet?" asked Jack Chetwynd of his sister Lovedy, as she came dancing into the hall to meet him upon his return from the mill on a certain day in January. "Oh yes, they have all come--papa and Percy and all of them. They found that the agent or the bailiff or somebody could manage everything, and that it was useless for them to stay, so here they all are; and Gladys is lovelier than ever. I should like to be like her. She looks like an empress when she walks. They all look so aristocratic, which I'm afraid we don't. I suppose Uncle l'Estrange was much more of a swell than papa." Jack laughed with gruff good-humour. "What a little goose you are, to be sure! I'd not change our father for all the aristocrats in the world. Don't you go and get your foolish little head stuffed with flummery and nonsense. I hope this precious youngster isn't going to be too fine a gentleman to take to business. If he is, I won't be bothered with him. Rupert is bad enough, but a pair of them would be intolerable." "You'll have to couple them together, and take them to the mill on a lead, like the pointer pups!" laughed Lovedy. "Poor old giant, it will be fun if Temple leads you a life too. He isn't a bit like Rupert, but I can't help laughing when I think of him at the mill. I wonder what he will think of it all." "Why, what should he think?" growled Jack. "I expect it's a great deal too good a place for him, if the truth were known. I wish I'd bargained to have a look at him before the offer had been made." "Then I am sure you never would have taken him!" cried the irrepressible Lovedy, clapping her hands gaily as she danced round her big brother. "One look would have been quite enough '" "What do you mean, you madcap?" asked Jack, impri...

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