Pardriff that he was a reformer, and not at all in sympathy with certain practices which undoubtedly existed. On the other hand, reputable witnesses had had HILARY VANE SITS FOR HIS PORTRAIT 9 it often from Mr.
Usage guidelines Google is proud to partner with libraries to digitize public domain materials and make them widely accessible. The two regarded her with the detached air of men whose thread of thought has been broken. Was this strange, bronzed, quietly humorous young man his son ? " Tyner and the boys liked it pretty well, but I didn't think you'd be interested. Not worth mentioning I " exclaimed the Honourable Hilary, outraged to discover that his son was modestly deprecating an achievement instead of de- fending a crime. murder ain't worth mention- ing, I presume." "Not when it isn't successful," said Austen, "If Blodgett had succeeded, I guess you'd have heard of it before you did." " Do you mean to say this Blodgett tried to kill you? ON THE TREATMENT OF PRODIGALS 19 " Yes," said his son, " and I've never understood why- he didn't. It is perhaps not too much to say that he would have been distinctly disappointed had it been otherwise. " Then it's fortunate," said Austen, resolved not to be the necessary second in a quarrel.
Public domain books belong to the public and we are merely their custodians. " Well, Victoria,'* said her father, kindly if resignedly, " what is it now ? Hilary even had to raise his eyes a little ; he 18 MR. Strange emotions, unbidden and unwelcome, ran riot in his breast ; and Hilary Vane, who made no slips before legislative commit- tees or supreme courts, actually found himself saying : — " Euphrasia's got your room ready." " It's good of you to take me in, Judge," said Austen, patting his shoulder. He's a good deal better shot than I am." The Honourable Hilary grunted, and sat down on a bucket and carefully prepared a piece of Honey Dew. " Then why are you a fugitive from justice if you were acting in self-defence ? " Well, you see there were no witnesses, except a Mexi- can of Blodgett's, and Blodgett runs the Pepper County machine for the railroad out there. " Blodgett was driving in some of Tyner's calves, and I caught him. " ** I was lucky enough to hit him first," said Austen. It was Euphrasia who took matters in her own hands and killed the fatted calf, and the meal to which they presently sat down was very different from the frugal suppers Mr. There was Austen's favourite pie, and Austen's favourite cake, all in- herited from the Austens, who had thought more of the fleshpots than people should. CHAPTER III CONCERNING THE PRACTICE OF LAW So instinctively do we hark back to the primeval man that there was a tendency to lionize the prodigal in Rip- ton, which proves the finished civilization of the East not to be so far removed from that land of outlaws, Pepper County. Paul Pardriff, who had a guilty conscience about the clipping, and vividly bearing in mind Mr. Vane; and escaped through the type-setting room and down an outside stairway in the rear when that gentleman called. Pardriff was at the moment engaged in a " Welcome Home "para- graph meant to be propitiatory. He spent most of his time with young Tom Gaylord, now his father's right-hand man in a tremendous lumber business. He knew his father, and perceived that these preliminary and caustic openings of his were really olive branches.
You know I often think of you and Phrasie back in Ripton, and I long to see the dear old town again. Primarily, it was because Miss Victoria Flint had lost a terrier, and secondarily, because she was a person of strong likes and dislikes. In the mean- time a tall and spare young man of a red-bronze colour 16 MR.
To tell the truth, I have found it convenient to leave the Ready Money Ranch for a while, although Bob Tyner is good enough to say I may have the place when I come back. son, "Austen." CHAPTER II ON THE TREATMENT OF PRODIGALS While Euphrasia, in a frenzy of anticipation, garnished and swept the room which held for her so many memories of Austen's boyhood, even beating the carpet with her own hands, Hilary Vane went about his business with no ap- parent lack of diligence. It is worth relating how the clipping did come before his eyes, for no one in Ripton had the temerity to speak of it. the new and intensely disagreeable fact in his mind as to how he should treat a prodigal who had attempted man- slaughter and was a fugitive from justice.
Whether a book is still in copyright varies from country to country, and we can't offer guidance on whether any specific use of any specific book is allowed. " Haven't seen much of you since you've be'n home, Austen," his father remarked as an opening. She impressed them not only with her taste, but with her character. F., of the design were not, he thought, of a meaningless, frivolous daintiness, but stood for something. I cannot refrain from sending you a line before I go to tell you that I did you an injus- tice.
Please do not assume that a book's appearance in Google Book Search means it can be used in any manner anywhere in the world. *'Your — legal business compels you to travel a great deal," answered Austen, turning from the window and smiling. Austen did not answer at once, but looked down into his father's inscrutable face. You will no doubt think it strange that I should write to you, but I shall be troubled until it is off my mind. I think I know now why you would not consent to be a candidate, and I respect you for it. That was scarcely possible, since her mother had been ill and she had left at once.
Public domain books are our gateways to the past, representing a wealth of history, culture and knowledge that's often difficult to discover. CREWE'S CAREER judged of another race than her parents. But he let the hand rest on his shoulder, and at length was able to pronounce, in a diamef ully shaky voice, the name of his son.
Marks, notations and other marginalia present in the original volume will appear in this file - a reminder of this book's long journey from the publisher to a library and finally to you. The things for which her mother had striven she took for granted, and thought of them not at all, and she had by nature that simplicity and astonishing frankness of manner and speech which was once believed to be an exclusive privilege of duchesses. Victoria, after sharing her five o'clock luncheon with her dogs, went to seek her father, for the purpose (if it must be told) of asking him for a cheque. Flint was at Fairview on the average of two days out of the week during the summer, and then he was nearly always closeted with a secretary and two stenographers and a long-distance telephone in two plain little rooms at the back of the house. Hilary Vane was often in consultation with him, as he was on the present occasion when Victoria flung open the door. Vane she halted suddenly' on the threshold, and a gleam of mischief came into her eye as she thrust her hand into her coat pocket. Whereupon Austen seized him by the other shoulder and turned him round and looked into his face. But Hilary was startled, even as Euphrasia had been. Nothing in your letter about it." " It wasn't worth mentioning," replied Austen.
Refrain from automated querying Do not send automated queries of any sort to Google's system: If you are conducting research on machine translation, optical character recognition or other areas where access to a large amount of text is helpful, please contact us. "Didn't write me why you came home," said the Honourable Hilary, as his son washed his hands at the spigot. Well, the truth was I wanted to see you again, Judge." His father grunted, not with absolute displeasure, but suspiciously. After a matter of two or three months had passed away in this pleasant though unprofitable manner, the Honourable Hilary requested the presence of his son one morning at his office. Come into the ofi&ce." Austen did not answer at once.