Can You Forgive Her?, Vol. 1 of 2 (Classic Reprint) (Paperback)

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There can, however, be no doubt that Mr. Vavasor was better Off and happier with his almost nominal employment than he would have been without it. He always argued that it kept him in London; but he would undoubtedly have lived in London with or without his official occupation. He had become so habituated to London life in a small way, before the choice of leaving London was open to him, that nothing would have kept him long away from it. After his wife's death he dined at his club every day on which a dinner was not given to him by some friend elsewhere, and was rarely happy except when SO dining. They who have seen him scanning the steward's list of dishes, and giving the necessary orders for his own and his friend's dinner, at about half-past four in the afternoon, have seen John Vavasor at the only moment Of the day at which he is ever much in earnest. All other things are light and easy to him, - to be taken easily and to be dismissed easily. Even the eating of the dinner calls forth from him no special sign of energy. Some times a frown will gather on his brow as he tastes the first half glass from his bottle of claret; but as a rule that which he has prepared for himself with so much elaborate care, is consumed with only pleasant enjoyment. Now and again it will happen that the cook is treacherous even to him, and then he can hit hard; but in hitting he is quiet, and strikes with a smile on his face.

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Product Details
ISBN: 9781333586935
ISBN-10: 1333586930
Publisher: Forgotten Books
Publication Date: January 2nd, 2019
Pages: 738
Language: English