Gerald Boyne, Volume 1

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Page 91 - FENN, J. The plaintiff, now 23 years of age, when about 4, went to reside with William Grant, of Torrington, and his wife, in consequence of a verbal promise made by Mr. Grant to her parents that, if they would let him adopt the child as his own, he would take her with him to his home, and as he and his wife had no children of their own, they would educate and maintain her; that he had some property, and when he died the child should have it, what there was left of it, just the same as if she were...
Page 81 - Come in," said he. The door opened, and a trombone entered. Mr. Bangum stared. The trombone was followed by an arm, and the arm by a body, the body belonging to no less a personage than Mr. Eli Fant. ' JCr. Bangum ?" said Mr. Fant inquiringly. 'That's my name," said that gentleman. ' Good morning,
Page 233 - I think, sir, that if you entrust them to me I should be able to do them to your satisfaction." I stared at him, and said : " You would be the last man in the world that I should have thought would have proposed such a thing. Wherever did you learn it ? " I called my draughtsman, and asked him to bring Number One sheet, and giving it to the yard man, told him to take it home and bring it to me in the morning finished. If carried out to my satisfaction he could have the others, and I would pay him...
Page 249 - I plodded on with my business, without taking any interest either in that •or in anything else, for about a year and a half, when I received a letter from...
Page 186 - I can't tell you how delighted I am to see you again. It won't be long before you will receive a visit from me.
Page 70 - For his bravery, he was promoted to the rank of captain ; and then, unfortunate fellow, drank himself to death.

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