Alice Dugdale, And Other Stories

Alice Dugdale, And Other Stories

by Anthony Trollope

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have described, was cut up in the Castle of Antwerp on the day before yesterday. It belonged to a gentleman who was visiting the place; and I was given to understand that he is determined to punish the people who have wronged him." "It can't be the same," said Miss Grogram; but I could see that she was trembling. "Oh lawsl what will become of us?" said Mrs. Jones. "You can all prove that I didn't touch them, and that I warned her rot," said Aunt Sally. In the mean time the two young ladies had almost fainted behind their fans. "But how had it come to pass," asked Miss Mac- manus, "that the gentleman had—" "I know nothing more about it, cousin," said I; "only it does seem that there is an odd coincidence." Immediately after this I took my leave. I saw that I had avenged my friend, and spread dismay in the hearts of those who had injured him. I had learned in the course of the evening at what hotel the five ladies were staying; and in the course of the next morning I sauntered into the hall, and finding one of the porters alone, asked if they were still there. The man told me that they had started by the earliest diligence. "And," said he, "if you are a friend of theirs, perhaps you will take charge of these things, which they have left behind them?" So saying, he pointed to a table at the back of the hall, on which were lying the black bag, the black needle-case, the black pin-cushion, and the black pen-wiper. There was also a heap of fragments of cloth which I well knew had been intended by Miss Grogram for the comfort of her feet and ancles. I declined the commission, however. "They were no special friends of mine," I said; and I left all the relics still lying on the litlle table in the back hall. "Upon the whole, I am satisfied!" said the Rev. Augustu...

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ISBN-13: 9780353314399
Publisher: Creative Media Partners, LLC
Publication date: 11/11/2018
Pages: 318
Product dimensions: 6.14(w) x 9.21(h) x 0.75(d)

About the Author

Anthony Trollope (1815-1882) was one of the most successful, prolific, and respected English novelists of the Victorian era. Some of his best-known books collectively comprise the Chronicles of Barsetshire series, which revolves around the imaginary county of Barsetshire and includes the books The Warden, Barchester Towers, Doctor Thorne, and others. Trollope wrote nearly 50 novels in all, in addition to short stories, essays, and plays.

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have described, was cut up in the Castle of Antwerp on the day before yesterday. It belonged to a gentleman who was visiting the place; and I was given to understand that he is determined to punish the people who have wronged him." "It can't be the same," said Miss Grogram; but I could see that she was trembling. "Oh lawsl what will become of us?" said Mrs. Jones. "You can all prove that I didn't touch them, and that I warned her rot," said Aunt Sally. In the mean time the two young ladies had almost fainted behind their fans. "But how had it come to pass," asked Miss Mac- manus, "that the gentleman had " "I know nothing more about it, cousin," said I; "only it does seem that there is an odd coincidence." Immediately after this I took my leave. I saw that I had avenged my friend, and spread dismay in the hearts of those who had injured him. I had learned in the course of the evening at what hotel the five ladies were staying; and in the course of the next morning I sauntered into the hall, and finding one of the porters alone, asked if they were still there. The man told me that they had started by the earliest diligence. "And," said he, "if you are a friend of theirs, perhaps you will take charge of these things, which they have left behind them?" So saying, he pointed to a table at the back of the hall, on which were lying the black bag, the black needle-case, the black pin-cushion, and the black pen-wiper. There was also a heap of fragments of cloth which I well knew had been intended by Miss Grogram for the comfort of her feet and ancles. I declined the commission, however. "They were no special friends of mine," I said; and I left all the relics still lying on the litlle tablein the back hall. "Upon the whole, I am satisfied!" said the Rev. Augustu...

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