Vailima Letters - Vol. 2

By Robert Louis Stevenson; Sidney Colvin | Go to book overview

XXXII

August, 1893.

MY DEAR COLVIN, -- Quite impossible to write. Your letter is due to-day; a nasty, rainy-like morning with huge blue clouds, and a huge indigo shadow on the sea, and my lamp still burning at near 7. Let me humbly give you news. Fanny seems on the whole the most, or the only, powerful member of the family; for some days she has been the Flower of the Flock. Belle is begging for quinine. Lloyd and Graham have both been down with "belly belong him" (Black Boy speech). As for me, I have to lay aside my lawn tennis, having (as was to be expected) had a smart. but eminently brief hemorrhage. I am also on the quinine flask. I have been re-casting the beginning of the Hanging Judge or Weir of Hermiston; then I have been cobbling on my grandfather, whose

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Table of contents

Table of contents

  • Title Page 1
  • Contents 3
  • XIX 7
  • XX 40
  • XXI 44
  • XXIII 75
  • XXV 93
  • XXVI 105
  • XXVII 110
  • XXVIII 113
  • XXIX 124
  • XXX 138
  • XXXI 152
  • XXXII 175
  • XXXIII 178
  • XXXIV 190
  • XXXV 200
  • XXXVI 210
  • XXXVII 213
  • XXXVIII 216
  • XXXIX 224
  • XL 229
  • XLI 233
  • XLII 238
  • XLIII 243
  • XLIV 250
  • Epilogue. 260
  • Appendix. 268
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