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The Adventure of the Impromptu Mountaineer

By Allen, Grant

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Title: The Adventure of the Impromptu Mountaineer  
Author: Allen, Grant
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Language: English
Subject: Literature, Literature & thought, Writing.
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THE explosion and evaporation of Dr. Fortescue- Langley (with whom were amalgamated the Comte de Laroche-sur-Loiret, Mr. Higginson the courier, and whatever else that versatile gentleman chose to call himself) entailed many results of varying magnitudes. In the first place, Mrs. Evelegh ordered a Great Manitou. That, however, mattered little to the firm,' as I loved to call us (because it shocked dear Elsie so); for, of course, after all her kindness we couldn't accept our commission on her purchase, so that she got her machine cheap for L15 from the maker. But, in the second place—I declare I am beginning to write like a woman of business—she decided to run over to England for the summer to see her boy at Portsmouth, being certain now that the discoloration of her bangle depended more on the presence of sulphur in the india-rubber bottle than on the passing state of her astral body. 'Tis an abrupt descent from the inner self to a hot-water bottle, I admit; but Mrs. Evelegh took the plunge with grace, like a sensible woman. Dr. Fortescue-Langley been annihilated for her at one blow: she returned forthwith to commonsense and England.

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