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THE FOSTER BROTHERS.

THE

FOSTER BROTHERS;

BEING

A HISTORY

OF THE SCHOOL AND COLLEGE LIFE

OF TWO YOUNG MEN.

LONDON:

ARTHUR HALL, VIRTUE & CO. 25, PATERNOSTER ROW.

1859.

249. W. 571.

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THE

FOSTER BROTHERS;

BEING

A HISTORY OF THE SCHOOL AND COLLEGE LIFE

OF TWO YOUNG MEN.

CHAPTER I.

UPON the same night, early in this present century, within a few hours of one another and within a few doors, Adolphus Henry Plantagenet Brooks Hollis and Robert Birt were born; the one in Bulbul Square, and the other just round the corner in Bulbul Mews; the straw that was laid down so thickly for the sake of Honourable Madam, dulled the sound of the passing chariots for her coachman's wife, while she was sharing with her that bitter portion bequeathed to womankind by Mother Eve. Some people would, perhaps, have been distressed at not having the exclusive benefit of their precaution all to themselves; but not so was Mrs. Hollis. The great

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