Excerpt from The Forbes-Doolan Affair It is a painful case of misplaced confidence. We shall endeavor to have it over with as soon as possible. Elsie Doolan was the daughter of Maria. She was of a weak and pliable disposition, and of a robust and chubby frame, which, upon the occasion of her appearance at the Forbeses, in these events, was attired in a red sack with white scalloping, a blue dress with three rows of black velvet, and red gaiters. Her father, Thomas Doolan, would have preferred her to have some good, solid, old-fashioned name like Johanna, Bridget, or Mary Ellen; but this was one of the points that Maria was inflexible about. 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.