Condensed Novels: New Burlesques

Condensed Novels: New Burlesques

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Condensed Novels: New Burlesques

Condensed Novels: New Burlesques

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"but, d--m it, the little rascal's a scientist, -- an atheist, a radical, a scoffer! Disbelieves in the Bible, ma'am; is full of this Darwinian stuff about natural selection and descent. Descent, for- sooth! In my day, madam, gentlemen were content to trace their ancestors back to gentlemen, and not to -- monkeys!"

"Dear heart, the boy is clever," urged Jael.

"Clever!" roared Raby; "what does a gentleman want with cleverness?"

CHAPTER III.

YOUNG Little was clever. At seven he had constructed a telescope; at nine, a flying-machine. At ten he saved a valuable life.

Norwood Park was the adjacent estate, -- a lordly domain dotted with red deer and black trunks, but scrupulously kept with gravelled roads as hard and blue as steel. There Little was strolling one summer morning, meditating on a new top with concealed springs. At a little distance before him he saw the flutter of lace and ribbons.

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