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CHAPTER XXXVI — MR BROUNE’S PERILS

Lady Carbury had allowed herself two days for answering Mr Broune’s proposition.  It was made on Tuesday night and she was bound by her promise to send a reply some time on Thursday.  But early on the Wednesday morning she had made up her mind; and at noon on that day her letter was written.  She had spoken to Hetta about the man, and she had seen that Hetta had disliked him.  She was not disposed to be much guided by Hetta’s opinion.  In regard to her daughter she was always influenced by a vague idea that Hetta was an unnecessary trouble.  There was an excellent match ready for her if she would only accept it.  There was no reason why Hetta should continue to add...

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