The American Senator

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come back and tell me that every word he says is to be taken for gospel, and that you don't believe a word I have spoken. That is so kind of you! I suppose he and you will be the best friends in the world now. But I don't mean to let him off in that way. As you won't help me, I must help myself.'

'What did you expect me to do?'

'Never to leave him till you had forced him to keep his word. I should have thought that you would have taken him by the throat in such a cause. Any other father would have done so.'

'You are an impudent, wicked girl, and I don't believe he was ever engaged to you at all,' said Lord Augustus, as he took his leave.

'Now you have made your father your enemy,' said the mother.

'Everybody is my enemy,' said Arabella. 'There are no such things as love and friendship. Papa pretends that he does not believe me, just because he wants to shirk the trouble. I suppose you'll say you don't believe me next.'


CHAPTER LVII
MRS. MORTON RETURNS

A FEW days after that on which Lady Augustus and her daughter left Bragton, old Mrs. Morton returned to that place. She had gone away in very bitterness of spirit against her grandson in the early days of his illness. For some period antecedent to that there had come up causes for quarrelling. John Morton had told her that he had been to Reginald's house, and she, in her wrath, replied that he had disgraced himself by doing so. When those harsh words had been forgotten, or at any rate forgiven, other causes of anger had sprung up. She had endeavoured to drive him to repudiate Arabella Trefoil, and in order that she might do so effectually had contrived to find out something of Arabella's doings at Rufford and at Mistletoe. Her efforts in this direction had had an effect directly contrary to that which she had

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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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