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Title: The Regent Author: E.
Arnold Bennett Release Date: June 14, 2004 [EBook #12611] Language: English Character set encoding: ISO-8859-1 *** START OF THIS PROJECT GUTENBERG EBOOK THE REGENT *** Produced by Jonathan Ingram, Bill Hershey.
and the Online Distributed Proofreading Team. THE REGENT A FIVE TOWNS STORY OF ADVENTURE IN LONDON BY ARNOLD BENNETT 1913 CONTENTS PART I CHAPTER I. II. III. IV. V. VI. DOG-BITE. THE BANK-NOTE WILKINS’S ENTRY INTO THE THEATRICAL WORLD MR SACHS TALKS LORD WOLDO AND LADY WOLDO PART II CHAPTER VII. CORNER-STONE Sat Apr 01 00:23:06 2017 2 VIII.
DEALING WITH ELSIE IX. THE FIRST NIGHT X. ISABEL THE REGENT PART I CHAPTER I DOG-BITE I -And yet,- Edward Henry Machin reflected as at six minutes to six he approached his own dwelling at the top of Bleakridge, -and yet--I don’t feel so jolly after all!- The first two words of this disturbing meditation had reference to the fact that, by telephoning twice to his stockbrokers at Manchester, he had just made the sum of three hundred and forty-one pounds in a purely speculative transaction concerning Rubber Shares.
(It was in the autumn of the great gambling year, 1910.) He had simply opened his lucky and wise mouth at the proper moment, and the money, like ripe, golden fruit, had fallen into it, a gift from benign heaven, surely a cause for happiness! And yet--he did not feel so jolly! He was surprised, he was even a little hurt, to discover by introspection that monetary gain was not necessarily accompanied by felicity. Nevertheless, this very successful man of the world of the Five Towns, having been born on the 27th of May 1867, had reach...





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