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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated.1907 Excerpt: ... CHAPTER XXI Lady Junia in Ireland WHEN Lady Junia Dunstable learned of the bog-slide on Ram Derg, and the consequent difficulties of Maisie and her orphans, she was just in urgent need of a new excitement, having tired of the companion who had succeeded Maisie in her household and in her regards. Her anxiety to secure accurate information as to all that was happening on the island led her into a correspondence with the Featherstone family, which greatly charmed them, and through them she learned that Lord Peristyle had bought the O'Driscoll family jewels and valuables, also that he was now resident on the island, and carrying on works there for the benefit of the islanders. So far the information pleased her, though she was not quite satisfied at the thought that when Maisie married Lord Peristyle, she, Lady Junia, would hardly be properly accredited with having made the match. She had only just come to the conclusion that she must assert herself and appear on the scene, proving her right to have a voice in the arrangements, when the further news was conveyed to her of the pretensions and intentions of Mr. Morris Dancer. So curious a complication of affairs thoroughly roused her, and, greatly to her own surprise, she began to contemplate a visit to Ireland, and actually had proceeded as far as London when she remembered that she knew not her way further in the direction of Ram Derg. She then bethought her of Professor Thomond, and on writing to his address, received a visit from him at her hotel. John Thomond had returned home, having left his sisters with some relatives in the country, and had already planned a holiday for himself, following his own particular fancy. He was surprised to hear of Lady Junia's intention. "I am going to Ireland myself," he sai...
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