Excerpt from Rachel Ray In 1863 Trollope was invited by the well-kwn Dr. Norman Macleod, the editor of Good Words, to write a story for that magazine. Trollope endeavoured to excuse himself on the ground that a vel from his pen would be unsuitable for those staid and decorous pages, but eventually complied with Dr. Macleod's insistence by sending him Rachel Ray. It was returned to him with the intimation that it would t do. Trollope has told us that he supposes it was his praise of dancing as a healthful and incent amusement that rendered his tale unacceptable to the theologian-editor, but the fact is that Rachel Ray is a vehicle, t, indeed, for the expression of the velist's religious opinions, but rather for that of his feelings towards those religious opinions with which he did t happen to agree. About the Publisher Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at www.forgottenbooks.com This book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art techlogy to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works.