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Mr. Herbert Quotes

Six of the best book quotes from Mr. Herbert
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“Also, he gathered that Mr. Merewether intended to ignore his daughter as far as possible, that she had no relatives or family friends to help her, and that, at the age of three, she was expected more or less to make her own way in the world.”
H.F. Brinsmead
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Pastures of the Blue Crane
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Amaryllis Jane Merewether
Mr. Merewether
Mr. Herbert
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daughters
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making your own way
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“It must, thought he, be true that blood is ultimately thicker than water. He guessed that these two stubborn and arrogant people were both more lonely than he could imagine, and at the bottom of their hearts pleased to find themselves with kith and kin, no matter whom.”
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“Then she smiled. Strangely, he could not remember having seen her smile before. It was a disarming one, slightly crooked, showing a dimple. Mr Herbert was surprised and pleased by it.”
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“Yes, I’m afraid it’s true, Amaryllis. Your father was killed. It happened in a timber accident, in New Guinea. It’s dangerous work, timber milling. I want you to know you have my deepest sympathy. I’ll be happy to do all I can for you. As a friend, you know, my dear, not just as a solicitor.”
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″‘You and my father,’ -she glowered at poor Mr. Herbert- ‘did it ever occur to you that you couldn’t always get rid of me simply by shoving me into some school?‘”
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″-the girl with her expensive boarding-school snobbery, the old man with his Salvation Army suit and shirt with no collar. Really, he reflected, there was something most prickly and difficult about the pair of them.”

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