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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1863 edition. Excerpt: ...to cast her shoe at the A CAB CAsn.--Badge 9,999 is summoned by a nervous-looking old gentleman in a white hat and buff waistcoat, for overcharging him, abusing him, being drunk, refusing to show him his badge or give him a ticket; in short, for committing an almost endless series of offences under Mr. Fitzroy's Act. Mr. Lambswool, the plaintiff, arrived a day or so previous at the railway terminus in Shoreditch, from Lowestoft. Upon his arrival in London, he placed himself and luggage under the care of Thomas Buck, badge 9,999, and desired to be driven to the " Flower Pot" in Bishopsgate Street. The conscientious Buck drove his fare a pleasant jaunt about Hoxton and Kingsland, and eventually landing him at the "Flower Pot," demanded three shillings as his fare, sixpence for waiting (i.e., while Mr. Lambswool descended from his vehicle to purchase a penny bun), and one and sixpence for three separate parcels, consisting of a sandwich-box, a worsted comforter, and a copy of "Uncle Tom." His claim being demurred to, Mr. Buck threw the articles in question violently on the pavement, made use of abusive, derisive, and defamatory language, requested to know whether Mr. Lambswool considered himself to bc a gentleman; adding his own personal conviction that he was not, but rather a "sweep," a "dufi'er," a "shoful," and a "moucher," and ultimately challenged him to fight for any amount. Being requested to show his badge, he, after much pressing, and several refusals, exhibited it upside down--it thereby appearing as 6,66 6. Being impor I tuned for a ticket, he at length produced one numbered 4,206. To these manifold and accumulated accusations, Mr. Buck...show more

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  • Paperback | 52 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 3mm | 109g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236781473
  • 9781236781475