Excerpt from Uncle John: A Novel In consequence of the postman's arrival, a well dressed free-and-easy butler emerges from certain back-passages and corridors, bringing a draught of cold air With him, and proceeds to unlock the letter box that stands in a remote corner on one of the hall-tables. As he tumbles out the contents he scrutinises their addresses with considerable atten tion. And here I may observe that a shrewd upper servant, who superintends the correspondence of a family, even when he confines himself to the outside of the many missives that pass through his hands, must, if, to use his own language, he puts that and that together, kw a great deal more than we give him credit for. 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.