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Robert Ainsleigh, by the Author of 'Lady Audley's Secret'
Mary Elizabeth Braddon
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Page 18 - ... daughter to acknowledge Suraja Doulah, which concession was no sooner made than Suraja put the Begum under lock and key, and at once possessed himself of her palaces and treasures, together with the person of the baby pretender. Thus in a few hours perished all our hopes of favour from the family of Raja Bullub. Nor was the new nabob slow to show us that we had little to expect from his friendship. Tidings from home of a breach between England and France had at last aroused us from our torpor...