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Mary Jane Holmes
pubblicato da New York, Hurst and company, 1892

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The idea how to spend it he had never cultivated, therefore Roger upon coming into possession of what his father had so carefully hoarded, speedily set to work to make ducks and drakes of it, and he gathered about him plenty of profligate assistants, who helped him turn night into day, and day into night, until their wild orgies became the talk for miles around.

A beautiful slave girl was installed housekeeper, and she ruled with a high hand. She ordered a new wing to be added to the old house, and another gable. Stained glass, a great rarity in those days, was brought from foreign parts, and fitted as windows in the new gable. Costly carpets, and tapestries of foreign make covered the floors and walls. Rare treasures costing fabulous prices, were scattered lavishly about the rooms; unique chandeliers of brass fishes filled with sperm oil, the light issuing from the fishes' mouths, where wonders to the class of visitors who worshipped at Bella's shrine.
Here she reigned queen for ten years, until one morning, Roger woke up to find himself at the end of his resources. All his ready money squandered. The old house mortgaged, and a fair prospect of being without a place to lay his head ere many months should pass. He was dazed, bewildered, as the truth became a certainty, and he wandered over the fair lands which any day might be snatched from him, bemoaning his fate, and cursing it as well. His companions in prosperity had all fled at the first bint of adversity, as fair weather friends have a habit of doin", and he ...


Generi Bambini e Ragazzi » Narrativa » Narrativa , Romanzi e Letterature » Romanzi contemporanei

Editore New York, Hurst And Company, 1892

Formato Ebook con Adobe DRM

Pubblicato 28/05/2020

Lingua Inglese

EAN-13 1230003935071

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