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ALL FOR THE BEST.

VOL. II.

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A Story of Quiet Life.

“So, He bringeth them to the haven where they would be.”

IN THREE VOLUMES.

VOL. II.

250.6. 11

LONDON:
HURST AND BLACKETT, PUBLISHERS,
SUCCESSORS TO HENRY COLBURN,
13, GREAT MARLBOROUGH STREET.

1861.

The right of translation is reserved.

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ALL FOR THE BEST.

CHAPTER 1.

SCARBRO', August 24th. — The poet was not so very far wrong, after all, when he affirmed that

s “August is a pleasant month,

The best of all the year."

I don't feel in the least inclined to rail at this hotel life now; and as for the crush and jam and foolery of the Spa and promenade concerts, and that sort of thing, — why I never go near them, so I don't feel called upon to complain.

Mrs. Sharrup and her two daughters are gone, and Mr. Golden Brown looks sadder and more pensive than ever. I found his copy of Shelley

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