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Excerpt from book: CHAPTER IV. OCTOBER TERM, 1855. This began with a financial statement. It was a very simple one. The Doctor bad disappeared. Or, if be bad not absolutely disappeared, bis whereabouts was uncertain, his most intimate friends looked gloomy, and ?our cash-box bad gone. On referring to the records of the exact sum for which our treasurer bad been responsible, I find it differently stated at twenty-eight or thirty-two pounds. The entry is mild, and merely to this effect?I copy it verbatim? " injured the Club by spcndinfI its finances with which he had been intrusted; this was a heavy blow to a young elub. (Loss of ?28)." But as there is no date to this, I fancy it was made some time afterwards, from memory. And it strikes me that the amount lost is here either no exactly stated, or is put at a less figure, or that the cash received in the May Term was reduced to this by payments, made perhaps, on account, to Lovett our carpenter, to whom we were still in debt, and if so, then this would represent the actual sum of which " The Doctor" relieved his patients. We were nli very sorry for him, and regretted that he had not confided bis difficulties to bis friends in the Club. He wrote us a letter acknowledging his fault, pleading his necessities, and promising re-payment. I for one, never saw him again?to speak to. He was an amusing man, many years older than any one of his very young friends (as may be imagined), had seen a great deal of life (as may be also imagined), and could do conjuring tricks as well as any amateur professor of legerdemain I have ever met. He had a talent for making things disappear, but hitherto we had always been permitted to recover them. But this final trick with the twenty- eight or thirty-two sovereigns admitted of no return, and he...
Book Details
ISBN-13: 9780217377058
Publisher: General Books
Binding: Paperback
Language: English
Returnable: N
Spine Width: 4 mm
Width: 186 mm
ISBN-10: 021737705X
Publisher Date: 10 Jan 2012
Height: 242 mm
No of Pages: 80
Series Title: English
Weight: 159 gr
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