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One of Our Conquerors

By Meredith, George

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Title: One of Our Conquerors  
Author: Meredith, George
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Language: English
Subject: Literature, Literature & thought, Writing.
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A GENTLEMAN, noteworthy for a lively countenance and a waistcoat to match it, crossing London Bridge at noon on a gusty April day, was almost magically detached from his conflict with the gale by some sly strip of slipperiness, abounding in that conduit of the markets, which had more or less adroitly performed the trick upon preceding passengers, and now laid this one flat amid the shuffle of feet, peaceful for the moment as the uncomplaining who have gone to Sabrina beneath the tides. He was unhurt, quite sound, merely astonished, he remarked, in reply to the inquiries of the first kind helper at his elbow; and it appeared an acceptable statement of his condition. He laughed, shook his coat-tails, smoothed the back of his head rather thoughtfully, thankfully received his runaway hat, nodded bright beams to right and left, and making light of the muddy stigmas imprinted by the pavement, he scattered another shower of his nods and smiles around, to signify that, as his good friends would wish, he thoroughly felt his legs and could walk unaided. And he was in the act of doing it, questioning his familiar behind the waistcoat amazedly, to tell him how such a misadventure could have occurred to him of all men, when a glance below his chin discomposed his outward face. Oh, confound the fellow! he said, with simple frankness, and was humorously ruffled, having seen absurd blots of smutty knuckles distributed over the maiden waistcoat.

Table of Contents
· CHAPTER I. ACROSS LONDON BRIDGE · CHAPTER II. THROUGH THE VAGUE TO THE INFINITELY LITTLE · CHAPTER III. OLD VEUVE · CHAPTER IV. THE SECOND BOTTLE · CHAPTER V. THE LONDON WALK WESTWARD · CHAPTER VI. NATALY · CHAPTER VII. BETWEEN A GENERAL MAN OF THE WORLD AND A PROFESSIONAL · CHAPTER VIII. SOME FAMILIAR GUESTS · CHAPTER IX. AN INSPECTION OF LAKELANDS · CHAPTER X. SKEPSEY IN MOTION · CHAPTER XI. WHEREIN WE BEHOLD THE COUPLE JUSTIFIED OF LOVE HAVING SIGHT OF THEIR SCOURGE · CHAPTER XII. TREATS OF THE DUMBNESS POSSIBLE WITH MEMBERS OF A HOUSEHOLD HAVING ONE HEART · CHAPTER XIII. THE LATEST OF MRS. BURMAN · CHAPTER XIV. DISCLOSES A STAGE ON THE DRIVE TO PARIS · CHAPTER XV. A PATRIOT ABROAD · CHAPTER XVI. ACCOUNTS FOR SKEPSEY'S MISCONDUCT, SHOWING HOW IT AFFECTED NATALY · CHAPTER XVII. CHIEFLY UPON THE THEME OF A YOUNG MAID'S IMAGININGS · CHAPTER XVIII. SUITORS FOR THE HAND OF NESTA VICTORIA · CHAPTER XIX. TREATS OF NATURE AND CIRCUMSTANCE AND THE DISSENSION BETWEEN THEM, AND OF A SATIRIST'S MALIGNITY IN THE DIRECTION OF HIS COUNTRY · CHAPTER XX. THE GREAT ASSEMBLY AT LAKELANDS · CHAPTER XXI. DARTREY FENELLAN · CHAPTER XXII. CONCERNS THE INTRUSION OF JARNIMAN · CHAPTER XXIII. TREATS OF THE LADIES' LAPDOG TASSO FOR AN INSTANCE OF MOMENTOUS EFFECTS PRODUCED BY VERY MINOR CAUSES · CHAPTER XXIV. NESTA'S ENGAGEMENT · CHAPTER XXV. NATALY IN ACTION · CHAPTER XXVI. IN WHICH WE SEE A CONVENTIONAL GENTLEMAN ENDEAVOURING TO EXAMINE A SPECTRE OF HIMSELF · CHAPTER XXVII. CONTAINS WHAT IS A SMALL THING OR A GREAT, AS THE SOUL OF THE CHIEF ACTOR MAY DECIDE · CHAPTER XXVIII. MRS. MARSETT · CHAPTER XXIX. SHOWS ONE OF THE SHADOWS OF THE WORLD CROSSING A VIRGIN'S MIND · CHAPTER XXX. THE BURDEN UPON NESTA · CHAPTER XXXI. SHOWS HOW THE SQUIRES IN A CONQUEROR'S SERVICE HAVE AT TIMES TO DO KNIGHTLY CONQUEST OF THEMSELVES · CHAPTER XXXII. SHOWS HOW TEMPER MAY KINDLE TEMPER AND AN INDIGNANT WOMAN GET HER WEAPON · CHAPTER XXXIII. A PAIR OF WOOERS · CHAPTER XXXIV. CONTAINS DEEDS UNRELATED AND EXPOSITIONS OF FEELINGS · CHAPTER XXXV. IN WHICH AGAIN WE MAKE USE OF THE OLD LAMPS FOR LIGHTING AN ABYSMAL DARKNESS · CHAPTER XXXVI. NESTA AND HER FATHER · CHAPTER XXXVII. THE MOTHER--THE DAUGHTER

 

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