Adventures Beyond the Zambesi of the O'Flaherty; The Insular Miss, the Soldier Man, and the Rebel-Woman

Adventures Beyond the Zambesi of the O'Flaherty; The Insular Miss, the Soldier Man, and the Rebel-Woman

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1913 edition. Excerpt: ... said the mosquitoes were 'the very devil out here, ' or some such remark. He stretched out his legs, coal black from the engine, on to my seat opposite, and he concluded," the Insular Miss RAG-TAG AND BOB-TAIL 195 paused to give weight to the finale, " by ollering me a cigarette to smoke!" By this time a most perturbed-looking eye was seen glued to the little string window of the tent containing the 0'Flaherty, and I heard sounds of rather hard breathing. "I declined with thanks, naturally," continued the Insular Miss, "and decided I would, on arrival, complain to the stationmaster here, and shall certainly do so. One knows that in our colonies class distinctions are not as clean-drawn as at home. I have heard of people sitting down to meals with gangers and engine-drivers out here, and arriving again in England a year later not greatly the worse for it. I am quite prepared to do my best on our coming travels to adapt myself to any strange sorts of people we may meet, so long as they are not too 'rag-tag and bob-tail, ' if you will excuse the expression? But there is a limit, and my people at Muddlethorpe-on-Sea would agree with me that the line must be drawn at unwashed stokers--in their pyjamas." The last enormity was added in a hushed whisper. "I know the man you mean," said I, " he is a most familiar person. An Irishman, wasn't he? Big Ben, hand the lady the butter." "I think he was Irish," replied the Miss. "I have never been to Ireland, but he had all the appearance of those moonlighting ruffians you see in Punch, don't you know? hiding behind hedges and hanging on to the hind-legs of pigs, and singing..." Here the Insular Miss broke off, very startled, for a voice...show more

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  • Paperback | 112 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 6mm | 213g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236489489
  • 9781236489487