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by Winston Churchill, Illust. By Carlton T. Chapman And Malcolm Fraser
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1899. Daniel Clapsaddle Carvel's sons and daughters tried to persuade him to remodel these memoirs of his grandfather into a latter day romance. He thought it wiser to leave them as they were written. Albeit they contain some details not of interest to the general public, but Churchill's notion is that such imperfections as these lend to them the reality they bear. Certain it is, when reading them, one will live Carvel's life again. Illustrated.
I was amazed at his insight. And for the moment was impelled to make a clean breast of my suspicions,--nay, of my convictions of the whole devil's plot. But I had no proofs. I remembered that to the colonel my uncle was a gentleman of respectability and of wealth, and a member of his Excellency's Council. That to accuse him of scheming for my inheritance would gain me nothing in Mr. Washington's esteem.
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