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Jack Harkaway and His Son's Escape from the Brigands of Greece is a Action and Adventure Story Book. When Mrs. Harkaway's maid returned to the villa, she got scolded for being so long upon an errand of some importance with which she had been entrusted. Thereupon, she was prepared with twenty excuses, all of which were any thing but the truth. The words of warning which the brigand had called after her had not been without their due effect. "She had been detained". she said, "by the Contessa Maraviglia for the letter which she brought back to Mr. Mole". The letter was an invitation to a grand ball which was to be given by the contessa at the Palazzo Maraviglia, and to which the Harkaways were going. Dick Harvey had been at work in this business, and had made the contessa believe indirectly that Mr. Mole was a most graceful dancer, and that it would be an eternal shame for a bal masqué to take place in the eighbourhood without being graced by his Mole's presence. The result was that during lunch Mr. Mole received from the maid the following singular effusion. "Al Illustrissimo Signor Mole". which, being translated, means, "To the illustrious Mr. Mole". "Hullo!" said the tutor, looking around him and dropping his eye on Dick, "who is this from?" "From the Contessa Maraviglia". replied the girl. Mr. Mole gave her a piercing glance. The contessa's letter was a sort of puzzle to poor old Mole.

Fiction & Literature
January 1
Public Domain

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