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By Wilkie Collins

A Rogue's lifestyles is a picaresque novel that was once written via Wilkie Collins and released in 1879. The e-book facilities round the misadventures of Frank Softly, the son of a profitable healthcare professional, who refuses to keep on with in his father's footsteps. Wilkie Collins was once a renowned English author within the nineteenth century. Collins used to be a detailed buddy of Charles Dickens and his books have been usually featured in Dickens' journals all of the 12 months around and family phrases. Collins' books nonetheless take pleasure in broad acceptance, specifically secret and detective novels corresponding to the lady in White, The Moonstone, and Armadale.

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I looked back and hesitated. Her figure was the perfection of modest grace. I yielded to the impulse of the moment. In plain words, I did what you would have done, in my place--I followed her. She looked round--discovered me--and instantly quickened her pace. Reaching the westward end of the Strand, she crossed the street and suddenly entered a shop. I looked through the window, and saw her speak to a respectable elderly person behind the counter, who darted an indignant look at me, and at once led my charming stranger into a back office.

Anyhow, we are all made happy--all pleased with each other--all benefited alike. Kindness is propagated and money is dispersed. " CHAPTER V. HE led the way into the street as he spoke. I felt the irresistible force of his logic. I sympathized with the ardent philanthropy of his motives. I burned with a noble ambition to extend the sphere of the Old Masters. In short, I took the tide at the flood, and followed Dick. We plunged into some by-streets, struck off sharp into a court, and entered a house by a back door.

We are old friends now. I've paid you honestly week by week; and if you can oblige me, I think you ought. You earn money somehow. " asked Dick. "Not in the least," I answered. Dick nodded, and looked pleased; handed me my hat, and put on his own. "You are just the sort of man I like," he remarked, "and I would sooner trust you than any one else I know. You ask how I contrive to earn money, seeing that all my pictures are still in my own possession. " I stared hard at him, not at first quite understanding what he meant.

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