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Michael was proud of his ancestry. He wore the signet ring with the family stamp — a boar’s head — and a Latin motto : “Nemo me impune lacessit”. On the whole, he wasn’t a snob, but he was shocked to learn that Julia’s father was a vet.
6. Michael was determined to go into management and make a career. He thought that there was only one way of becoming well-off — that is to be one’s own master.
They could start on the minimum of five thousand pounds. He had no idea how to raise a sum like that. He could hardly expect to borrow money as he didn’t know anyone who could lend him that sum.
However, Michael hoped that an old rich lady would support him. Michael knew that one couldn’t hope to make a success in London, unless he was unknown. One had got to know the ropes.
If one made a good reputation in London, it would be easier to find backers. Portion II. 1.
Though Michael told Julia a lot about his family, she wasn’t aware that they knew about her existence. That is why she couldn’t but be surprised to receive a letter from Michael’s mother who invited her to Cheltenham for Holy Week. The prospect of spending a whole week with Michael was enchanting.
It took her breath away to think of it and she look forward to the holidays. It didn’t take her long to discover that Michael had brought her down to Cheltenham for his parents to inspect her. The thought flashed through her mind that there was only one possible reason for it.
When she thought of it, her heart leaped. 2. Michael was anxious for Julia to make a good impression on his parents.
Julia realized soon that she would be able to enchant them. As a matter of fact, she was aware that she was able to enchant anybody. It was clear that Michael’s parents were not fond of the idea that their son was going to marry an actress.
Julia instinctively felt that she had to conceal the actress and play the part of a modest ingenious girl. Michael’s mother was happy to learn that Julia wasn’t made-up or loud. No one would dream that .Скачать