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Mon Apr 03 00:36:51 2017 1 The Project Gutenberg eBook, The Ayrshire Legatees, by John Galt This eBook is for the use of anyone anywhere at no cost and with almost no restrictions whatsoever.
You may copy it, give it away or re-use it under the terms of the Project Gutenberg License included with this eBook or online at www.gutenberg.org Title: The Ayrshire Legatees Author: John Galt Release Date: August 4, 2008 [eBook #1384] Language: English Character set encoding: ISO-646-US (US-ASCII) ***START OF THE PROJECT GUTENBERG EBOOK THE AYRSHIRE LEGATEES*** Transcribed from the 1895 Macmillan and Co.
edition by David Price, email ccx074@pglaf.org The Ayrshire Legatees CHAPTER I--THE DEPARTURE On New Year’s day Dr.
Pringle received a letter from India, informing him that his cousin, Colonel Armour, had died at Hydrabad, and left him his residuary legatee.
The same post brought other letters on the same subject from the agent of the deceased in London, by which it was evident to the whole family that no time should be lost in looking after their interests in the hands of such brief and abrupt correspondents.
-To say the least of it,- as the Doctor himself sedately remarked, -considering the greatness of the forth-coming property, Messieurs Richard Argent and Company, of New Broad Street, might have given a notion as to the particulars of the residue.- It was therefore determined that, as soon as the requisite arrangements could be made, the Doctor and Mrs.
Pringle should set out for the metropolis, to obtain a speedy settlement with the agents, and, as Rachel had now, to use an expression of her mother’s, -a prospect before her,- that she also should accompany them: Andrew, who had just been called to the Bar, and who had come to the manse to spend a few days after attaining that distinction, modestly suggested, that, considering the various professional points which might be involved in the objects of his father’s journey, and considering also the retir...





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