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The Bertrams - Volume 3 - Chapter 15. The Will The Bertrams - Volume 3 - Chapter 15. The Will

The Bertrams - Volume 3 - Chapter 15. The Will
VOLUME III CHAPTER XV. THE WILLThe only attendants at old Mr. Bertram's funeral were his nephew, Mr. Pritchett, and the Hadley doctor. The other gentlemen were to be present only at the more interesting ceremony of reading the will. Sir Lionel had written to say that he was rather unwell; that he certainly would come up from Littlebath so as to be present at the latter performance; but that the very precarious state of his health, and the very inconvenient hours of the trains, unhappily prevented him from paying the other last sad duty to his brother's remains. Sir Henry Harcourt... Long Stories - Post by : gurumakio - Date : May 2012 - Author : Anthony Trollope - Read : 3566

The Bertrams - Volume 3 - Chapter 14. Mr. Bertram's Death The Bertrams - Volume 3 - Chapter 14. Mr. Bertram's Death

The Bertrams - Volume 3 - Chapter 14. Mr. Bertram's Death
VOLUME III CHAPTER XIV. MR. BERTRAM'S DEATHSir Henry Harcourt had certainly played his hand badly, considering the number of trumps that he had held, and that he had turned up an honour in becoming solicitor-general. He was not now in a happy condition. He was living alone in his fine house in Eaton Square; he was out of office; he was looked on with an evil eye by his former friends, in that he had endeavoured to stick to office too long; he was deeply in debt, and his once golden hopes with reference to Mr. Bertram were becoming fainter and... Long Stories - Post by : gurumakio - Date : May 2012 - Author : Anthony Trollope - Read : 2282

The Bertrams - Volume 3 - Chapter 13. Another Journey To Bowes The Bertrams - Volume 3 - Chapter 13. Another Journey To Bowes

The Bertrams - Volume 3 - Chapter 13. Another Journey To Bowes
VOLUME III CHAPTER XIII. ANOTHER JOURNEY TO BOWESMrs. Wilkinson did not leave her home for her long and tedious journey without considerable parade. Her best new black silk dress was packed up in order that due honour might be done to Lord Stapledean's hospitality, and so large a box was needed that Dumpling and the four-wheeled carriage were hardly able to take her to the railway-station. Then there arose the question who should drive her. Arthur offered to do so; but she was going on a journey of decided hostility as regarded him, and under such circumstances she could not bring... Long Stories - Post by : gurumakio - Date : May 2012 - Author : Anthony Trollope - Read : 3272

The Bertrams - Volume 3 - Chapter 12. Mrs. Wilkinson's Troubles The Bertrams - Volume 3 - Chapter 12. Mrs. Wilkinson's Troubles

The Bertrams - Volume 3 - Chapter 12. Mrs. Wilkinson's Troubles
VOLUME III CHAPTER XII. MRS. WILKINSON'S TROUBLESArthur Wilkinson was received at home with open arms and warm embraces. He was an only son, an only brother, the head and stay of his family; and of course he was beloved. His mother wept for joy as she saw the renewed plumpness of his cheeks, and declared that Egypt must indeed be a land of fatness; and his sisters surrounded him, smiling and kissing him, and asking questions, as though he were another Livingstone. This was very delightful; but a cloud was soon to come across all this sunshine. Mrs. Wilkinson, always excepting... Long Stories - Post by : gurumakio - Date : May 2012 - Author : Anthony Trollope - Read : 3194

The Bertrams - Volume 3 - Chapter 11. I Could Put A Codicil The Bertrams - Volume 3 - Chapter 11. I Could Put A Codicil

The Bertrams - Volume 3 - Chapter 11. I Could Put A Codicil
VOLUME III CHAPTER XI. I COULD PUT A CODICILOn their journey up from Southampton, George and Arthur parted from each other. George went on direct to London as Arthur turned off from Basingstoke towards his own home. "Take my advice now, if you never do again," said Bertram, as they parted; "make yourself master of your own house, and as soon after as possible make her the mistress of it." "That's easily said, old fellow," repeated the other. "Make the attempt, at any rate. If I am anything of a prophet, it won't be in vain;" and so they parted. At... Long Stories - Post by : gurumakio - Date : May 2012 - Author : Anthony Trollope - Read : 1516

The Bertrams - Volume 3 - Chapter 10. Reaching Home The Bertrams - Volume 3 - Chapter 10. Reaching Home

The Bertrams - Volume 3 - Chapter 10. Reaching Home
VOLUME III CHAPTER X. REACHING HOMEEarly in their journeyings together, Mrs. Cox had learned from George that he was possessed of an eccentric old uncle; and not long afterwards, she had learned from Arthur that this uncle was very rich, that he was also childless, and that he was supposed to be very fond of his nephew. Putting all these things together, knowing that Bertram had no profession, and thinking that therefore he must be a rich man, she had considered herself to be acting with becoming prudence in dropping Major Biffin for his sake. But on the day after the... Long Stories - Post by : gurumakio - Date : May 2012 - Author : Anthony Trollope - Read : 783

The Bertrams - Volume 3 - Chapter 6. A Matrimonial Dialogue The Bertrams - Volume 3 - Chapter 6. A Matrimonial Dialogue

The Bertrams - Volume 3 - Chapter 6. A Matrimonial Dialogue
VOLUME III CHAPTER VI. A MATRIMONIAL DIALOGUESir Henry had said also on this day that he would not dine at home; but he came home before dinner; and after being for a few minutes in his own study, he sent for his wife. Abigail, coming up to her, brought her Sir Henry's love, and would she be good enough to step downstairs for five minutes? This was very civil; so she did step down, and found Sir Henry alone in his study. "George Bertram has been here to-day?" were the first words which the husband spoke when he saw that the... Long Stories - Post by : go4dollars - Date : May 2012 - Author : Anthony Trollope - Read : 1589

The Bertrams - Volume 3 - Chapter 5. Can I Escape? The Bertrams - Volume 3 - Chapter 5. Can I Escape?

The Bertrams - Volume 3 - Chapter 5. Can I Escape?
VOLUME III CHAPTER V. CAN I ESCAPE?Had not George Bertram been of all men the most infirm of purpose, he would have quitted London immediately after that ball--at any rate, for many months. But he was lamentably infirm of purpose. He said to himself over and over again, that it behoved him to go. What had either of them done for him that he should regard them? That had hitherto been the question within his own breast; but now it was changed. Had he not greatly injured her? Had she not herself told him that his want of mercy had caused... Long Stories - Post by : go4dollars - Date : May 2012 - Author : Anthony Trollope - Read : 1539

The Bertrams - Volume 3 - Chapter 4. Mrs. Madden's Ball The Bertrams - Volume 3 - Chapter 4. Mrs. Madden's Ball

The Bertrams - Volume 3 - Chapter 4. Mrs. Madden's Ball
VOLUME III CHAPTER IV. MRS. MADDEN'S BALLTwo days after the dinner, George Bertram called in Eaton Square and saw Lady Harcourt; but, as it happened, she was not alone. Their interview on this occasion was not in any great degree embarrassing to either of them. He did not stay long; and as strangers were present, he was able to talk freely on indifferent subjects. Lady Harcourt probably did not talk much, but she looked as though she did. And then Adela Gauntlet came up to town for a month; and George, though he was on three or four occasions in Eaton... Long Stories - Post by : go4dollars - Date : May 2012 - Author : Anthony Trollope - Read : 1861

The Bertrams - Volume 3 - Chapter 3. A Quiet Little Dinner The Bertrams - Volume 3 - Chapter 3. A Quiet Little Dinner

The Bertrams - Volume 3 - Chapter 3. A Quiet Little Dinner
VOLUME III CHAPTER III. A QUIET LITTLE DINNERSir Henry Harcourt was married and took his bride to Paris and Nice; and Sir Lionel Bertram tried to get married, but his bride--bride as he hoped her to have been--ran away by herself to Hadley. In the meantime George Bertram lived alone in his dark dull chambers in London. He would fain have been all alone; but at what was perhaps the worst moment of his misery, his father came to him. It may be remembered how anxiously he had longed to know his father when he first commenced that journey to Jerusalem,... Long Stories - Post by : go4dollars - Date : May 2012 - Author : Anthony Trollope - Read : 3210

The Bertrams - Volume 3 - Chapter 2. He Tries His Hand Again The Bertrams - Volume 3 - Chapter 2. He Tries His Hand Again

The Bertrams - Volume 3 - Chapter 2. He Tries His Hand Again
VOLUME III CHAPTER II. HE TRIES HIS HAND AGAINMiss Todd shook hands with him as he went, and then, putting on her bonnet and cloak, got into her fly. She felt some little triumph at her heart in thinking that Sir Lionel had wished to marry her. Had she not, she would hardly have been a woman. But by far her strongest feeling was one of dislike to him for not having wished to marry Miss Baker. She had watched the gallant soldier closely for the last year, and well knew how tenderly he had been used to squeeze Miss Baker's... Long Stories - Post by : go4dollars - Date : May 2012 - Author : Anthony Trollope - Read : 1435

The Bertrams - Volume 3 - Chapter 1. Sir Lionel Goes To His Wooing The Bertrams - Volume 3 - Chapter 1. Sir Lionel Goes To His Wooing

The Bertrams - Volume 3 - Chapter 1. Sir Lionel Goes To His Wooing
VOLUME III CHAPTER I. SIR LIONEL GOES TO HIS WOOINGYes, they were off. All the joys of that honeymoon shall be left to the imagination of the reader. Their first conversation, as it took place in the carriage which bore them from Mr. Bertram's door, has been given. Those which followed were probably more or less of the same nature. Sir Henry, no doubt, did strive to give some touch of romance to the occasion; but in no such attempt would his wife assist him. To every material proposition that he made, she gave a ready assent; in everything she acceded... Long Stories - Post by : go4dollars - Date : May 2012 - Author : Anthony Trollope - Read : 1260

The Bertrams - Volume 2 - Chapter 15. Marriage-Bells The Bertrams - Volume 2 - Chapter 15. Marriage-Bells

The Bertrams - Volume 2 - Chapter 15. Marriage-Bells
VOLUME II CHAPTER XV. MARRIAGE-BELLSAnd now came the day of execution. "A long day, my lord, a long day," screams the unfortunate culprit from the dock when about to undergo the heaviest sentence of the law. But the convicted wretch is a coward by his profession. Caroline Waddington was no coward. Having made up her mind to a long martyrdom, she would not condescend to ask for one short month of grace. "I don't like to press you unfairly," Sir Henry had said, "but you know how I am situated with regard to business." "It shall be as you wish," Caroline... Long Stories - Post by : go4dollars - Date : May 2012 - Author : Anthony Trollope - Read : 1405

The Bertrams - Volume 2 - Chapter 11. Hurst Staple The Bertrams - Volume 2 - Chapter 11. Hurst Staple

The Bertrams - Volume 2 - Chapter 11. Hurst Staple
VOLUME II. THE BERTRAMS CHAPTER XI. HURST STAPLEThe next three or four days passed by heavily enough, and then Arthur Wilkinson returned. He returned on a Saturday evening; as clergymen always do, so as to be ready for their great day of work. There are no Sabbath-breakers to be compared, in the vehemence of their Sabbath-breaking, to hard-worked parochial clergymen--unless, indeed, it be Sunday-school children, who are forced on that day to learn long dark collects, and stand in dread catechismal row before their spiritual pastors and masters. In the first evening there was that flow of friendship which always exists... Long Stories - Post by : go4dollars - Date : May 2012 - Author : Anthony Trollope - Read : 2890

The Bertrams - Volume 2 - Chapter 10. Does He Know It Yet? The Bertrams - Volume 2 - Chapter 10. Does He Know It Yet?

The Bertrams - Volume 2 - Chapter 10. Does He Know It Yet?
VOLUME II. THE BERTRAMS CHAPTER X. DOES HE KNOW IT YET?Almost immediately after this George Bertram did go to Paris; but before he went he received a letter from Arthur Wilkinson, begging him to go down to Hurst Staple. This was Arthur's answer to the letter in which Bertram had communicated the last news from Littlebath. There were not as many words in the letter as there had been in that from Adela to Caroline; but they were much to the same effect. "This is an important step, old fellow; very: pray--pray be careful; for your own sake and hers. I... Long Stories - Post by : go4dollars - Date : May 2012 - Author : Anthony Trollope - Read : 1308

The Bertrams - Volume 2 - Chapter 9. Bidding High The Bertrams - Volume 2 - Chapter 9. Bidding High

The Bertrams - Volume 2 - Chapter 9. Bidding High
VOLUME II. THE BERTRAMS CHAPTER IX. BIDDING HIGHI hope to press all the necessary records of the next three or four months into a few pages. A few pages will be needed in order that we may know how old Mr. Bertram behaved when he heard of this rupture between his nephew and his granddaughter. George, when he found himself back in town, shut himself up in his chambers and went to work upon his manuscript. He, too, recognized the necessity of labour, in order that the sorrow within his heart might thus become dull and deadened. But it was deep,... Long Stories - Post by : go4dollars - Date : May 2012 - Author : Anthony Trollope - Read : 3180

The Bertrams - Volume 2 - Chapter 8. Three Letters The Bertrams - Volume 2 - Chapter 8. Three Letters

The Bertrams - Volume 2 - Chapter 8. Three Letters
VOLUME II. THE BERTRAMS CHAPTER VIII. THREE LETTERSGeorge Bertram, as we have seen, returned to town after his interview with Miss Waddington without seeing his father. Neither to his mind nor to hers was any comfort brought by that grammatical rule in which Miss Baker had found so much consolation. For both of them the separation was now a thing completed. Each knew enough of the other to feel that that other's pride was too high to admit of his or her making any first fresh advancement. George endeavoured to persuade himself that he was glad of what he had done;... Long Stories - Post by : Annma - Date : May 2012 - Author : Anthony Trollope - Read : 926

The Bertrams - Volume 2 - Chapter 7. Miss Todd's Card-Party The Bertrams - Volume 2 - Chapter 7. Miss Todd's Card-Party

The Bertrams - Volume 2 - Chapter 7. Miss Todd's Card-Party
VOLUME II. THE BERTRAMS CHAPTER VII. MISS TODD'S CARD-PARTYYes. The great Miss Todd had arrived at Littlebath, and had already been talked about not a little. Being a maiden lady, with no family but her one own maid, she lived in lodgings of course. People at Littlebath, indeed, are much given to lodgings. They are mostly a come-and-go class of beings, to whom the possession of furniture and the responsibilities of householding would be burdensome. But then Miss Todd's lodgings were in the Paragon, and all the world knows how much it costs to secure eligible rooms in the Paragon: two... Long Stories - Post by : Maxprofits - Date : May 2012 - Author : Anthony Trollope - Read : 3129

The Bertrams - Volume 2 - Chapter 6. Sir Lionel In Trouble The Bertrams - Volume 2 - Chapter 6. Sir Lionel In Trouble

The Bertrams - Volume 2 - Chapter 6. Sir Lionel In Trouble
VOLUME II. THE BERTRAMS CHAPTER VI. SIR LIONEL IN TROUBLEIt has been said that Miss Baker was going to spend the evening with an old friend. I trust that Miss Todd, umquhile of the valley of Jehoshaphat, and now of No. 7 Paragon, Littlebath, has not been forgotten; Miss Todd of the free heart and the rosy face. Yes, Miss Todd had come to Littlebath, and was intent rather on forming a party of Toddites than of joining herself to either of the regular sets. She was perhaps not much given to be pious, and she certainly was but ill inclined... Long Stories - Post by : Maxprofits - Date : May 2012 - Author : Anthony Trollope - Read : 1409

The Bertrams - Volume 2 - Chapter 5. Juno The Bertrams - Volume 2 - Chapter 5. Juno

The Bertrams - Volume 2 - Chapter 5. Juno
VOLUME II. THE BERTRAMS CHAPTER V. JUNOIn spite of his philosophy and his prayers, Bertram went to bed not in a very happy state of mind. He was a man essentially of a warm and loving heart. He was exigeant, and perhaps even selfish in his love. Most men are so. But he did love, had loved; and having made up his mind to part from that which he had loved, he could not be happy. He had often lain awake, thinking of her faults to him; but now he lay thinking of his faults to her. It was a pity,... Long Stories - Post by : Maxprofits - Date : May 2012 - Author : Anthony Trollope - Read : 2817