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About the Author: Walter Besant

Sir Walter Besant was a novelist and historian from London. His sister-in-law was Annie Besant. The son of a merchant, he was born in Portsea, Portsmouth, Hampshire and attended school at St Paul's, Southsea, Stockwell Grammar, London and King's College London. In 1855, he was admitted as a pensioner to Christ's College, Cambridge, where he graduated in 1859 as 18th wrangler. After a year as Mathematical Master at Rossall School, Fleetwood, Lancashire and a year at Leamington College, he spent 6 years as professor of mathematics at the Royal College, Mauritius. A breakdown in health compelled him to resign, and he returned to England and settled in London in 1867. He took the duties of Secretary to the Palestine Exploration Fund, which he held 1868-85. In 1871, he was admitted to Lincoln's Inn.


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Paperback, Published in Aug 2008 by Johnson Press

ISBN10: 1443709506 | ISBN13: 9781443709507

Page count: 320

The Changeling, A Novel, By Walter Besant. CHAPTER I. Was it Substitution pray be seated, madam. The doctor offered his visitor a chair. Then he closed the door with perhaps a more marked manner than one generally displays in this simple operation. I am happy to inform you, he began, that the arangements, he repeated with meaning, are now completed. The lady was quite young-not more than twentytwo or so-a handsome woman, a woman of distinction. Her face was full of sadness her eyes were full of trouble her lips trembled her fingers nervously clutched the arms of the chair. When the doctor mentioned the arrangements, her cheek flushed and then pale. In a word, she betrayed every external sign of terror, sorrow, and anxiety. And when can I leave this place, this day as soon as you please. The woman made no objections None. You can have the child. I have told you my reasons for wishing to adopt this child...

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