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The Lieutenant-Governor

Guy Wetmore Carryl

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. . .Page_51" id="Page_51">[Pg 51] very distressing, I admit, but then, dear, it was all so long ago. He hasn't been in Kenton City for two years and more, and I've no doubt he pulled himself together long since, and is leading a straight life somewhere. He had lots in him, with all his recklessness. A chap like that, with no family hanging about his neck, and with his brains, and only his own living to make, could forge ahead almost anywhere."

"But John, I'm sure I saw him to-day, and suppose I should tell you that he was—begging?"

Barclay almost smiled at her earnest, troubled face, as he replaced his cup on the table.

"Begging?" he answered. "I'm afraid I couldn't bring myself to believe you, violet-eyes. Even granting that he has fallen as low as that, which I should think one of the most unlikely things in the world, it would hardly be in Kenton City, would it?—a place where his face is known to a thousand people. Tell me about i. . . Read More

Community Reviews

Well-plotted and well-written in the technical sense, this book nevertheless did not quite work for me. For, you see, it must have been delightfully retrograde even in 1903 when it first appeared: the eponymous hero is a young old-monied patrician scion who is GOOD because he is a young old-monied p