Front cover image for Mr. Meeson's will

Mr. Meeson's will

Mr. Meeson's Will is the story of mean Mr. Meeson, the greedy and wealthy owner of a publishing house. Augusta Smithers is a young writer who enters into an unfair contract with Meeson. In order to make a fresh start she boards a steamer bound for New Zealand only to find her enemy is on the same ship. After a collision with a whaler Augusta, Meeson and several others are washed up on one of the lonely Kerguelen Islands, in the south Indian Ocean. Before his death Meeson tattoos his will on Augusta's back. This leads to a very interesting court battle in the second half of the book
Print Book, English, 1894
Longmans, Green, London, 1894
xiv, 304 pages, 13 unnumbered leaves of plates : illustrations ; 19 cm