The American Senator

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and to listen to his whispered voice! How great was the difference between him and that other young man, the smartness of whose apparel was now becoming peculiarly distasteful to her! Certainly it would have been better for her not to have gone to Cheltenham if it was her fate to become Mrs. Twentyman. She was quite sure of that now.

She came up from the Dillsborough Station alone in the Bush omnibus. She had not expected any one to meet her. Why should any one meet her? The porter put up her box, and the omnibus left her at the door. But she remembered well how she had gone down with Reginald Morton, and how delightful had been every little incident of the journey. Even to walk with him up and down the platform while waiting for the train had been a privilege. She thought of it as she got out of the carriage, and remembered that she had felt that the train had come too soon.

At her own door her father met her and took her into the parlour where the tea-things were spread, and where her sisters were already seated. Her stepmother soon came in and kissed her kindly. She was asked how she had enjoyed herself, and no disagreeable questions were put to her that night. No questions, at least, were asked which she felt herself bound to answer. After she was in bed Kate came to her and did say a word. 'Well, Mary, do tell me. I won't tell any one.' But Mary refused to speak a word.


CHAPTER XXXI
THE RUFFORD CORRESPONDENCE

IT might be surmised from the description which Lord Rufford had given of his own position to his sister and his sister's two friends, when he pictured himself as falling over the edge of the precipice while they hung on behind to save him, that he was sufficiently aware of the inexpediency of the proposed intimacy with Miss Trefoil. Any one hearing him would have said that Miss Trefoil's

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Table of contents

  • Title Page iii
  • Contents v
  • Acknowledgements vi
  • Introduction vii
  • Note on the Text xv
  • Select Bibliography xvi
  • A Chronology of Anthony Trollope xix
  • Contents xxvii
  • Chapter I- Dillsborough 1
  • Chapter II- The Morton Family 8
  • Chapter II- The Morton Family 22
  • Chapter II- The Morton Family 35
  • Chapter VII- The Walk Home 42
  • Chapter II- The Morton Family 47
  • Chapter II- The Morton Family 54
  • Chapter X- Goarly''s Revenge 62
  • Chapter II- The Morton Family 69
  • Chapter II- The Morton Family 76
  • Chapter II- The Morton Family 83
  • Chapter II- The Morton Family 90
  • Chapter II- The Morton Family 97
  • Chapter XVI- Mr. Gotobed''s Philanthropy 103
  • Chapter II- The Morton Family 110
  • Chapter II- The Morton Family 117
  • Chapter XIX- ''Who Valued the Geese?'' 125
  • Chapter II- The Morton Family 132
  • Chapter XXI- The First Evening at Rufford Hall 138
  • Chapter XXII- Jemima 145
  • Chapter XXIII- Poor Caneback 152
  • Chapter XXIV- The Ball 158
  • Chapter XXII- Jemima 165
  • Chapter XXVII- ''Wonderful Bird!'' 180
  • Chapter XXII- Jemima 187
  • Chapter XXII- Jemima 192
  • Chapter XXII- Jemima 200
  • Chapter XXII- Jemima 207
  • Chapter XXII- Jemima 215
  • Chapter XXII- Jemima 229
  • Chapter XXII- Jemima 235
  • Chapter XXII- Jemima 241
  • Chapter XXXVII- How Things Were Arranged 248
  • Chapter XXII- Jemima 261
  • Chapter XXII- Jemima 269
  • Chapter XLI- The Senator is Badly Treated 277
  • Chapter XXII- Jemima 284
  • Chapter XXII- Jemima 291
  • Chapter XLIV- ''Particularly Proud of You'' 299
  • Chapter XXII- Jemima 306
  • Chapter XXII- Jemima 313
  • Chapter XXII- Jemima 319
  • Chapter XXII- Jemima 326
  • Chapter XLIX- Miss Trefoil''s Decision 334
  • Chapter XXII- Jemima 341
  • Chapter XXII- Jemima 348
  • Chapter XXII- Jemima 363
  • Chapter LV ''I Have Told Him Everything'' 376
  • Chapter LVI ''Now What Have You Got to Say?'' 383
  • Chapter XXII- Jemima 390
  • Chapter XXII- Jemima 398
  • Chapter XXII- Jemima 405
  • Chapter LX Again at Mistletoe 413
  • Chapter LXI the Success of Lady Augustus 418
  • Chapter LXI the Success of Lady Augustus 425
  • Chapter LXI the Success of Lady Augustus 433
  • Chapter LXI the Success of Lady Augustus 440
  • Chapter LXV the New Minister 448
  • Chapter LXI the Success of Lady Augustus 453
  • Chapter LXI the Success of Lady Augustus 460
  • Chapter LXI the Success of Lady Augustus 475
  • Chapter LXI the Success of Lady Augustus 481
  • Chapter LXI the Success of Lady Augustus 488
  • Chapter LXXII ''Bid Him Be a Man'' 496
  • Chapter LXXIII ''Is It Tanti?'' 503
  • Chapter LXXIII ''Is It Tanti?'' 511
  • Chapter LXXIII ''Is It Tanti?'' 523
  • Chapter LXXIII ''Is It Tanti?'' 530
  • Chapter LXXIII ''Is It Tanti?'' 545
  • Chapter LXXIII ''Is It Tanti?'' 552
  • Explatory Notes 559
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