The Adventures of Oliver Twist Volume 4

The Adventures of Oliver Twist Volume 4

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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. 1894 edition. Excerpt: ... is the master of this establishment; his death will cause a wacancy; that wacancy must be filled up. Oh, Mrs. Corney, what a prospect this opens! What a opportunity for a joining of hearts and housekeepings! " "One more," pursued the beadle; "compose your darling feelings for only one more. When is it to come olH " Mrs. Corney twice essayed to speak; and twice failed. At length, summoning up courage, she threw her arms round Mr. Bumble's neck, and said, it might be as soon as ever he pleased, and that he was " a irresistible duck." Matters being thus amicably and satisfactorily arranged, the contract was solemnly ratif, ed in another teacupful of the peppermint mixture; which was rendered the more necessary, by the flutter and agitation of the lady's spirits. While it was being disposed of, she acquainted Mr. Bumble with the old woman's decease. "Very good," said that gentleman, sipping his peppermint. " I 'll call at Sowerberry's as I go home, and tell him to send to-morrow morning. Was it that as frightened you, love? ' "It wasn't anything particular, dear," said the lady evasively. " It must have been something, love," urged Mr. Bumble. " Won't you tell your own B.? " " Not now," rejoined the lady; " one of these days. After we ' re married, dear.' "After we're married!" exclaimed Mr. Bumble. "It was n't any impudence from any of them male paupers as--" "No, no, love! " interposed the lady hastily. "If I thought it was," continued Mr.'Bumble; "if I thought as any one of 'em had dared to lift his wulgar eyes to that lovely countenance--" "They wouldn't have dared to do it, love," responded the lady. "They had better not!" said Mr. Bumble, clenching his fist. "Let me see any man, porochial, or extra-porochial, as would presume to do it; and more

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  • Paperback | 156 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 8mm | 290g
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
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  • 9781236672520