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Book Excerpt: 
. . .d, but of the social terraces above the professional, he knew for a time nothing.

One evening, however, he happened to meet, and was presented to Lady Tremaine: she had asked to have the refined-looking young man, of whom she had just heard as one of the principal writers in the "Field Battery," introduced to her. She was a matronly, handsome woman, with cordial manners and a cold eye; frank, easy, confident, unassuming. Under the shield of her position, she would walk straight up to any subject, and speak her mind of it plainly. It was more than easy to become acquainted with her when she chose.

The company was not a large one, and they soon found themselves alone in a quiet corner.

"You are a celebrated literary man, Mr. Colman, they tell me!" said Lady

"Not in the least," answered Walter. "I am but a poor hack."

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Community Reviews

A man rejects his selfish dreams of grandeur and learns to embrace hard work.

Short and sweet and very George MacDonald. Not my all-time favorite of his, and not his deepest or most profound thoughts and spiritual journey for the main character, but still nice. I wish he had gone more into detail about the character Molly, because she was lovely and practical.

I'm a big fan of GeorgeMacDonald's books but almost put this one down early on. Seemed to have a slow start and I was having trouble getting into it. Glad I persevered, though, as the story took hold of me. MacDonald never fails to weave spiritual truths throughout that always point to our eternal a

I read this book at the recommendation of my mother after I had returned home from a long trip. During my time away, my mother had been reading this book, and the funny thing was that parallels of the events that happened to the protagonist throughout the story seemed to be happening to me as my mot

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