Excerpt: ...I hardly expected a social call from you, so it must be of a business nature. What is it?" "It concerns your son, Mr. Bansemer. I'm here in the capacity of a physician. You must go away for his health." Harbert smiled as though he thought it a good joke. Bansemer turned red and then white. "I don't quite appreciate your wit, sir." "My ...Read MoreExcerpt: ...I hardly expected a social call from you, so it must be of a business nature. What is it?" "It concerns your son, Mr. Bansemer. I'm here in the capacity of a physician. You must go away for his health." Harbert smiled as though he thought it a good joke. Bansemer turned red and then white. "I don't quite appreciate your wit, sir." "My humour, I'd suggest as a substitute. Well, to be perfectly plain, sir, your son does not know the true nature of the malady. He-" "Do I understand you to say that he really has an ailment?" exclaimed Bansemer seriously. "It isn't hopeless, my dear sir. My only desire is to keep him from ever finding out that he has a malady. He is sure to learn the truth if you remain here." "Damn you, Harbert, I understand you now, and I want to say this to you: I'll not drag that boy away from this city. He's successful here and he's one of the most promising young men in town. I'm not going to have him hounded from town to town by-" "You don't quite understand me, sir. On the contrary, he should remain here. What I do mean to say is this: he won't feel like staying here if the truth about his father is uttered. That's the brutal way to put it, Bansemer, but you've GOT TO GET OUT." The two glared at each other for a full minute. Bansemer was as white as a sheet-but not with fear. "Harbert," he said in low tones, "I've half a mind to kill you." "Don't. You'd hang for it. There are at least a dozen members of the bar who know that I have come here to see you, and they know why, too. See here, Bansemer, you're a scoundrel to begin with. You've always been a knave. How you happen to have a son like Graydon I can't imagine. If I did not know that your wife was a noble, honest woman, it wouldn't be difficult to supply a reason for-" "Stop! By God, you shall not say a word against my wife! I'll brain you with this weight! You-" "I have not said a word against her-nor against your son. For her and for him I have the deepest...Read Less
Fisher, Harrison. Reading Copy. No Jacket. Hard Back. 12mo-over 6¾"-7¾" tall. The hard cover has moisture damage and some book worm to the bottom back corners. All the text is present and can be read.............Check out our books on tape....We ship everyday or next day........We are very careful when we list our books, but sometimes something minor may get by.
Fisher, Harrison (frontispiece) Good. No Jacket. 12mo-over 6¾"-7¾" tall. Dark grey cloth binding. Clean pages with no markings in the text. There is a name and number printed on the top of the front end paper. The paste on the front cover has some scuffing. The back cover has some light soiling. The print on the spine is mostly rubbed off.
Harrison Fisher. Very Good. This book is in very, very good condition especially for its age. The binding is tight and pages are clean. The 1st page (loose endpaper) has a previous owners name written lightly in the middle. The dark blue cloth cover has some bumps and scuffs. There are some corner bumps. The embossed lettering and colour illustration of Jane Cable is crisp. Great copy!
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