The Lost World / Затерянный мир

Конан Дойл Артур

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The Lost World / Затерянный мир (Конан Дойл)
Автор: Конан Дойл Артур 
Жанр: Иностранные языки  Научно-образовательная   

Адаптация текста, комментарии и словарь Д. В. Положенцевой

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Chapter 1

There Are Heroisms All Round Us

Mr. Hungerton, her father, was the most tactless person on the earth, a good-natured man, but absolutely centered on himself. If anything could have driven me from Gladys, it would have been the thought of such a father-in-law. I am sure that he really believed that I came round to their house three days a week only for the pleasure of his company.

For an hour or more that evening I listened to his monotonous talk about money exchange and debts.

“Imagine,” he cried, “that all the debts in the world were to be paid at once… what would happen then?”

I answered that I should be a ruined man. [1] He jumped from his chair, complained that it was impossible for him to discuss any reasonable subject with me, and ran out of the room to dress for a Masonic meeting. [2]

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