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A Master of Deception by Richard Marsh

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By Richard Marsh

Rodney Elmore has inherited legal traits from his father, yet his allure continuously wins via. He provides to his source of revenue via quite a few capacity, together with swindling and robbery, and is at the same time relationship 4 ladies: the wealthy one (Stella) he offers to marry, his bubbly cousin (Gladys) is meant for a unfastened union, the mischievous one (Mary) he plans to marry when they have either secured a few cash, and his landlady’s daughter (Mabel) is pregnant. while his uncle, who is aware of Rodney’s kinfolk history, will get tricky, Rodney poisons him on a teach. because the specialists start to shut in, Rodney vanishes including a great deal of cash and Mary. incorporates a biography of the writer

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But their relationship was a close one for years, and Gracie contributed a great deal to Lewis舗s life and work, not least as the model for Carol Kennicott. Most important, perhaps, she shared his very real hatred for narrow-mindedness and intolerance, a hatred that was one of the driving forces of his life, and she supported him intellectually and emotionally to the best of her abilities. Lewis was making progress in his fiction. His short stories were selling well, and when he was taken on as a regular contributor to the Saturday Evening Post he felt justified in quitting his job in publishing to become a full-time writer.

Whatever she might become she would never be static. Her versatility ensnared her. By turns she hoped to discover that she had an unusual voice, a talent for the piano, the ability to act, to write, to manage organizations. Always she was disappointed, but always she effervesced anew舒over the Student-Volunteers,e who intended to become missionaries, over painting scenery for the dramatic club, over soliciting advertisements for the college magazine. She was on the peak that Sunday afternoon when she played in chapel.

All he really believed in was the wavering, imperfect liberal spirit: 舠Even if Com[munism] & Fax[cism] or both cover the world, Liberal[ism] must go on, seeming futile, preserving civilization,舡 he wrote in his notes for It Can舗t Happen Here (quoted in Lingeman, p. 404). An atheist with no political illusions, two failed marriages, an unconquerable addiction to alcohol, and a moribund talent might be thought to have had every reason to give up in despair. Lewis, to his undying credit, did not.

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