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Haevey Eolfe was old enough to dine with deliberation, young and healthy enough to sauce with appetite the dishes he thoughtfully selected. You perceived in him the imperfect epicure. His club had no culinary fame; the dinner was merely tolerable; but Eolfes unfinished palate flattered the second-rate cook. He knew nothing of vintages; it sufficed him to distinguish between Bordeaux and Burgundy; yet one saw him raise his glass and peer at the Uquor with eye of connoisseur. All unaffectedly; for he was conscious of his shortcoming in the art of delicate living, and never vaunted his satisfactions. He had known the pasture of poverty, and the table as it is set by London landladies; to look back on these things was to congratulate himself that nowadays he dined. Beyond the achievement of a vague personal distinction at the Metropolitan Olub, he had done nothing to make himself a man of note, and it was doubtful whether more than two or three of the members really liked him or regarded him with genuine interest. His introduction to this circle he owed to an old friend, Hugh Carnaby, whose social position was much more clearly defined :H ugh Carnaby, the rambler, the sportsman, and now for a twelvemonth the son-in-law of Mrs. A scott Larkfield.
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Book Description Branch Line, 1977. Hardcover. Condition: Very Good. In VERY GOOD overall condition, with some signs of previous ownership. Daily dispatch from UK warehouse. Seller Inventory # mon0000525877
Book Description Book Description: Harvester Press, 1977. HARD COVER. 8vo. First Thus. Book Condition: Very Good . Ex library with a slight slant. Very Clean interior. Dust Jacket: Good Plus. Sunning to spine and slight edge wear. In protective cover. Not Clipped. Seller Inventory # 002636