"The Run of the Season." Illustration by Georgina Bowers for her own Hollybush Hall. Source: Plate XXIII. Here, Maud, who is the romantic lead, comes to grief, but her admirer swiftly comes to her aid:

The pace is tremendous all through — and considerably reduces the field after the first 40 minutes — Maud, however, sticks to them well, on "Termagant," and only comes to grief at last from an invisible wire fence — breaking a stirrup-leather, but no bones — Mr. Harborough comes to the rescue, and shows a great deal of sympathy over the "smash."

Mr Harborough (an assumed name) turns out to be the very man she was always expected to marry, so all is about to end happily!

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Bowers, Georgina. Hollybush Hall, or, Open house in an Open Country. London: Bradbury, Evans, 1871. Internet Archive. Contributed by the Webster Family Library of Veterinary Medicine. Web. 15 July 2017.

Created 15 July 2015