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Tristram Of Blent - Chapter 30. Till The Next Generation Tristram Of Blent - Chapter 30. Till The Next Generation

Tristram Of Blent - Chapter 30. Till The Next Generation
CHAPTER XXX. TILL THE NEXT GENERATIONMajor Duplay had taken a flat in town, and Mina had come up to aid him in the task of furnishing it. The Major was busy and prosperous in these days. Blinkhampton was turning up trumps for all concerned, for Iver, for Harry, for Southend, and for him; the scheme even promised to be remunerative to the investing public. So he had told Mina that he must be on the spot, and that henceforward the country and the Continent would know him only in occasional days of recreation. He also murmured something about having met a... Long Stories - Post by : bjorn - Date : May 2012 - Author : Anthony Hope - Read : 2832

Tristram Of Blent - Chapter 29. The Curmudgeon Tristram Of Blent - Chapter 29. The Curmudgeon

Tristram Of Blent - Chapter 29. The Curmudgeon
CHAPTER XXIX. THE CURMUDGEONIn his most business-like tones, with no more gesture than a pointing of his finger now and then, or an occasional wave of his hand, Harry detailed the circumstances. He was methodical and accurate; he might have been opening a case in the law-courts, and would have earned a compliment on his lucidity. There was something ludicrous in this treatment of the matter, but he remained very grave, although quite unemotional. "What was my position then?" he asked. "I remembered what you'd said. I saw the pull I'd given you. If I'd told you before, you'd have had... Long Stories - Post by : bjorn - Date : May 2012 - Author : Anthony Hope - Read : 791

Tristram Of Blent - Chapter 28. The Cat And The Bell Tristram Of Blent - Chapter 28. The Cat And The Bell

Tristram Of Blent - Chapter 28. The Cat And The Bell
CHAPTER XXVIII. THE CAT AND THE BELLMr Gainsborough lost his head. He might have endured the note that had been left for him--it said only that his daughter had gone to town for a couple of days with Mina Zabriska; besides he had had notes left for him before. But there was Mason's account of the evening and of the morning--of Harry's arrival, of the conference in the Long Gallery, of the sandwiches and the old brown, of the departure of the ladies at seven o'clock. Mason was convinced that something was up; knowing Mr Harry as he did, and her... Long Stories - Post by : bjorn - Date : May 2012 - Author : Anthony Hope - Read : 3072

Tristram Of Blent - Chapter 27. Before Translation Tristram Of Blent - Chapter 27. Before Translation

Tristram Of Blent - Chapter 27. Before Translation
CHAPTER XXVII. BEFORE TRANSLATIONHarry Tristram had come back to Blent in the mood which belonged to the place as of old--the mood that claimed as his right what had become his by love, knew no scruples if only he could gain and keep it, was ready to play a bold game and take a great chance. He did not argue about what he was going to do. He did not justify it, and perhaps could not. Yet to him what he purposed was so clearly the best thing that Cecily must be forced into it. She could not be forced by... Long Stories - Post by : bjorn - Date : May 2012 - Author : Anthony Hope - Read : 1396

Tristram Of Blent - Chapter 23. A Decree Of Banishment Tristram Of Blent - Chapter 23. A Decree Of Banishment

Tristram Of Blent - Chapter 23. A Decree Of Banishment
CHAPTER XXIII. A DECREE OF BANISHMENTThe Imp cried--absolutely cried for vexation--when a curt and sour note from Southend told her the issue. The blow struck down her excitement and her exultation. Away went all joy in her encounter with Mr Disney, all pride in the skill with which she had negotiated with the Prime Minister. The ending was pitiful--disgusting and pitiful. She poured out her heart's bitterness to Major Duplay, who had come to visit her. "I'm tired of the whole thing, and I hate the Tristrams!" she declared. "It always comes to that in time, Mina, when you mix yourself... Long Stories - Post by : bjorn - Date : May 2012 - Author : Anthony Hope - Read : 2426

Tristram Of Blent - Chapter 22. An Insult To The Blood Tristram Of Blent - Chapter 22. An Insult To The Blood

Tristram Of Blent - Chapter 22. An Insult To The Blood
CHAPTER XXII. AN INSULT TO THE BLOODIt could not be denied that Blinkhampton was among the things which arose out of Blent. To acknowledge even so much Harry felt to be a slur on his independence, on the new sense of being able to do things for himself in which his pride, robbed of its old opportunities, was taking refuge and finding consolation. It was thanks to himself anyhow that it had so arisen, for Iver was not the man to mingle business and sentiment. Harry snatched this comfort, and threw his energies into the work, both as a trial of... Long Stories - Post by : bjorn - Date : May 2012 - Author : Anthony Hope - Read : 1566

Tristram Of Blent - Chapter 21. The Persistence Of Blent Tristram Of Blent - Chapter 21. The Persistence Of Blent

Tristram Of Blent - Chapter 21. The Persistence Of Blent
CHAPTER XXI. THE PERSISTENCE OF BLENTHarry Tristram awoke the next morning with visions in his head--no unusual thing with young men, yet strange and almost unknown to him. They had not been wont to come at Blent, nor had his affair with Janie Iver created them. Possibly a constant, although unconscious, reference of all attractions to the standard, or the tradition, of Addie Tristram's had hitherto kept him free; or perhaps it was merely that there were no striking attractions in the valley of the Blent. Anyhow the visions were here now, a series of them covering all the hours of... Long Stories - Post by : bjorn - Date : May 2012 - Author : Anthony Hope - Read : 2079

Tristram Of Blent - Chapter 20. The Tristram Way--A Specimen Tristram Of Blent - Chapter 20. The Tristram Way--A Specimen

Tristram Of Blent - Chapter 20. The Tristram Way--A Specimen
CHAPTER XX. THE TRISTRAM WAY--A SPECIMENHarry Tristram had led Lady Evenswood to believe that he would inform himself of his cousin's state of mind, or even open direct communication with her. He had done nothing to redeem this implied promise, although the remembrance of it had not passed out of his mind. But he was disinclined to fulfil it. In the first place, he was much occupied with the pursuits and interests of his new life; secondly, he saw no way to approach her in which he would not seem a disagreeable reminder; he might even be taken for a beggar... Long Stories - Post by : nfahey - Date : May 2012 - Author : Anthony Hope - Read : 2630

Tristram Of Blent - Chapter 19. In The Matter Of Blinkhampton Tristram Of Blent - Chapter 19. In The Matter Of Blinkhampton

Tristram Of Blent - Chapter 19. In The Matter Of Blinkhampton
CHAPTER XIX. IN THE MATTER OF BLINKHAMPTONPity for the commander who, while engaging the enemy on his front with valor and success, breaking his line and driving him from his position, finds himself assailed in the rear by an unexpected or despised foe and the prize of victory suddenly wrenched from him! His fate is more bitter than if he had failed in his main encounter, his self-reproaches more keen. Major Duplay was awakening to the fact that this was his situation. Triumph was not his although Harry Tristram had fled from the battle. Iver's carefully guarded friendliness and the touch... Long Stories - Post by : nfahey - Date : May 2012 - Author : Anthony Hope - Read : 1829

Tristram Of Blent - Chapter 18. Conspirators And A Crux Tristram Of Blent - Chapter 18. Conspirators And A Crux

Tristram Of Blent - Chapter 18. Conspirators And A Crux
CHAPTER XVIII. CONSPIRATORS AND A CRUXLord Southend was devoted to his wife--a state of feeling natural often, creditable always. Yet the reason people gave for it--and gave with something like an explicit sanction from him--was not a very exalted one. Susanna made him so exceedingly comfortable. She was born to manage a hotel and cause it to pay fifteen per cent. Being a person--not of social importance, nothing could make her that--but of social rank, she was forced to restrict her genius to a couple of private houses. The result was like the light of the lamps in the heroine's boudoir,... Long Stories - Post by : nfahey - Date : May 2012 - Author : Anthony Hope - Read : 1882

Tristram Of Blent - Chapter 17. River Scenes And Bric-A-Brac Tristram Of Blent - Chapter 17. River Scenes And Bric-A-Brac

Tristram Of Blent - Chapter 17. River Scenes And Bric-A-Brac
CHAPTER XVII. RIVER SCENES AND BRIC-À-BRACThe Blent was on fire indeed, and Mina Zabriska occupied a position rich in importance, prolific of pleasure. Others, such as Iver and Miss S., might meet Mr Gainsborough as he took timid rambles; they could extort little beyond a dazed civility. Others again, such as Janie Iver and Bob Broadley, might comfort themselves with the possession of a secret and the conviction that they too could produce a fair sensation when the appropriate (and respectable) time arrived; for the present they commanded no public interest. Others again, the Major notably, strove after importance by airs... Long Stories - Post by : nfahey - Date : May 2012 - Author : Anthony Hope - Read : 3362

Tristram Of Blent - Chapter 13. In The Long Gallery Tristram Of Blent - Chapter 13. In The Long Gallery

Tristram Of Blent - Chapter 13. In The Long Gallery
CHAPTER XIII. IN THE LONG GALLERYThe man with whom the fighters and the doubters were concerned, in whose defence or attack efforts and hopes were enlisted, round whom hesitation and struggles gathered, was thinking very little about his champions or his enemies. No fresh whispers of danger had come to Harry Tristram's ears. He knew nothing of Neeld and could not think of that quiet old gentleman as a possible menace to his secret. He trusted Mina Zabriska and relied on the influence which he had proved himself to possess over her. He did not believe that Duplay would stick to... Long Stories - Post by : John_Piteo - Date : May 2012 - Author : Anthony Hope - Read : 1334

Tristram Of Blent - Chapter 12. Fighters And Doubters Tristram Of Blent - Chapter 12. Fighters And Doubters

Tristram Of Blent - Chapter 12. Fighters And Doubters
CHAPTER XII. FIGHTERS AND DOUBTERS"Miss S. wasn't so far wrong after all!" exclaimed Mina Zabriska, flinging down a letter on the table by her. It was three days after Addie Tristram's funeral. Mina had attended that ceremony, or rather watched it from a little way off. She had seen Gainsborough's spare humble figure, she had seen too, with an acute interest, the tall slim girl all in black, heavily veiled, who walked beside him, just behind the new Lord Tristram. She had also, of course, seen all the neighbors who were looking on like herself, but who gave their best attention... Long Stories - Post by : John_Piteo - Date : May 2012 - Author : Anthony Hope - Read : 934

Tristram Of Blent - Chapter 11. A Phantom By The Pool Tristram Of Blent - Chapter 11. A Phantom By The Pool

Tristram Of Blent - Chapter 11. A Phantom By The Pool
CHAPTER XI. A PHANTOM BY THE POOLIn a quite little street running between the Fulham and the King's Road, in a row of small houses not yet improved out of existence, there was one house smallest of all, with the smallest front, the smallest back, and the smallest garden. The whole thing was almost impossibly small, a peculiarity properly reflected in the rent which Mr Gainsborough paid to the firm of Sloyd, Sloyd, and Gurney for the fag-end of a long lease. He did some professional work for Sloyds from time to time, and that member of the firm who had... Long Stories - Post by : John_Piteo - Date : May 2012 - Author : Anthony Hope - Read : 1459

Tristram Of Blent - Chapter 10. Behold The Heir! Tristram Of Blent - Chapter 10. Behold The Heir!

Tristram Of Blent - Chapter 10. Behold The Heir!
CHAPTER X. BEHOLD THE HEIR!Addie Tristram died with all her old uncommonness. Death was to her an end more fully than it is to most; had she been herself responsible for it, she could hardly have thought less of any possible consequences. And it was to her such a beginning as it can seldom seem. She had been living in anticipation of dying, but in a sense utterly remote from that contemplation of their latter end which is enjoined on the pious. So that, together with an acquiescence so complete as almost to justify her son in calling it joyful, there... Long Stories - Post by : John_Piteo - Date : May 2012 - Author : Anthony Hope - Read : 1318

Tristram Of Blent - Chapter 9. The Man In Possession Tristram Of Blent - Chapter 9. The Man In Possession

Tristram Of Blent - Chapter 9. The Man In Possession
CHAPTER IX. THE MAN IN POSSESSIONIn these days Janie Iver would have been lonely but for the Major's attentions. Her father had gone to London on business--showing, to Mr Neeld's relief, no disposition to take the Journal with him to read on the way--Neeld was absurdly nervous about the Journal now. Her mother was engrossed in a notable scheme which Miss Swinkerton had started for the benefit of the poor of Blentmouth. Bible-readings, a savings-bank, and cottage-gardens were so inextricably mingled in it that the beneficiary, if she liked one, had to go in for them all. "Just my object," Miss... Long Stories - Post by : John_Piteo - Date : May 2012 - Author : Anthony Hope - Read : 1729

Tristram Of Blent - Chapter 8. Duty And Mr. Neeld Tristram Of Blent - Chapter 8. Duty And Mr. Neeld

Tristram Of Blent - Chapter 8. Duty And Mr. Neeld
CHAPTER VIII. DUTY AND MR. NEELDWhen Mina Zabriska brought back the news from Fairholme, and announced it with an intensity of significance which the sudden aggravation of an illness long known to be mortal hardly accounted for, Major Duplay grew very solemn. The moment for action approached, and the nearer it came, the less was the Major satisfied with his position and resources. The scene by the Pool had taught him that he would have a stiff fight. He had been hard hit by Harry's shrewd suggestion that he must ask Iver himself for the means of proving what he meant... Long Stories - Post by : John_Piteo - Date : May 2012 - Author : Anthony Hope - Read : 1788

Tristram Of Blent - Chapter 7. The Moment Draws Near Tristram Of Blent - Chapter 7. The Moment Draws Near

Tristram Of Blent - Chapter 7. The Moment Draws Near
CHAPTER VII. THE MOMENT DRAWS NEARNot knowing your own mind, though generally referred to as an intellectual weakness and sometimes as a moral fault, is none the less now and then a pleasant state to live in for a while. There is a richness of possibility about it, a variety of prospects open, a choice of roads each in its own fashion attractive. Besides, you can always tell yourself that it is prudent to look all round the question and consider all alternatives. The pleasure, like most pleasures, is greater when it comes once in a way to a person unaccustomed... Long Stories - Post by : John_Piteo - Date : May 2012 - Author : Anthony Hope - Read : 1624

Tristram Of Blent - Chapter 3. On Guard Tristram Of Blent - Chapter 3. On Guard

Tristram Of Blent - Chapter 3. On Guard
CHAPTER III. ON GUARDHarry Tristram was just on twenty-three; to others, and to himself too perhaps (if a man himself can attain any clear view), he seemed older. Even the externals of his youth had differed from the common run. Sent to school like other boys, he had come home from Harrow one Easter for the usual short holiday. He had never returned; he had not gone to the University; he had been abroad a good deal, travelling and studying, but always in his mother's company. It was known that she was in bad health; it was assumed that either she... Long Stories - Post by : John_Piteo - Date : May 2012 - Author : Anthony Hope - Read : 1933

Tristram Of Blent - Chapter 2. Mr Cholderton's Imp Tristram Of Blent - Chapter 2. Mr Cholderton's Imp

Tristram Of Blent - Chapter 2. Mr Cholderton's Imp
CHAPTER II. MR CHOLDERTON'S IMP"Yes, madame, an elegant and spacious residence, Filton Park. The photo? Here it is, madame. And Notts is a very eligible county--socially speaking, remarkably eligible; I've sent several families to Notts. That photo, madame? Hatchley Manor, in Sussex. Yes, good position--a trifle low perhaps--I have heard complaints of--er--effluvium from the river--I'm anxious to give you perfect satisfaction, madame. It wouldn't pay me not to. I want you to come back, madame, another summer. I play for the break, if I may so put it--I beg your pardon! Yes, Birdcup is really a palatial residence--Hants, yes--a beautiful county.... Long Stories - Post by : John_Piteo - Date : May 2012 - Author : Anthony Hope - Read : 1018