This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1853 edition. Excerpt: ...delighted to see you in such excellent company. You do not, I hope, forget that I once had the honor of transacting business for you?" "You had transactions of my business " said the ladj ' When, I pray you?" "God bless me " cried Ferret, addressing Richards, "what a charming Italian accent; and out of Dorsetshire too " "Dorsetshire, sir?" exclaimed the lady. "Ay, Dorsetshire, to be sure. Why, Mr. Richards, our respected client appears to have forgotten her place of birth How very extraordinary " Mr. Richards now interfered, to say that Mr. Ferret was apparently laboring under a strange misapprehension. "This lady," continued he, "is Madame Giulletta Corelli." "Whe--e--e--w " rejoined Ferret, thrown for an instant off his balance by the suddenness of the confession, and perhaps a little disappointed at so placable a termination of the dispute--"Giulletta Corelli What is the meaning of this array then?" "I am glad, madam," said I, interposing for the first time in the conversation, "for your own sake, that you have been advised not to persist in the senseless as well as iniquitous scheme devised by the late Mr. Harlowe; but this being the case, I am greatly at a loss to know why either you or these legal gentlemen are here?" The brilliant eyes of the Italian flashed with triumphant scorn, and a smile of contemptuous irony curled her beautiful lip as she replied--" These legal gentlemen will not have much difficulty in explaining my right'to remain in my owtf house." "Your house?" "Precisely, sir," replied Mr. Quillet. "This mansion, together with all other property, real and personal, of which the deceased Henry Harlowe died possessed, is bequeathed by will--dated about a month since--to this lady, Griulletta Corelli." "A will ..".