Barnaby Rudge. with Illustr. by G. Cattermole and H.K. Browne

Barnaby Rudge. with Illustr. by G. Cattermole and H.K. Browne

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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. 1841 edition. Excerpt: ..."but never marry a soldier Doll, my dear." Dolly didn't ask why not, or say a word indeed, but stooped her head down very low to tie his sash. "I never wear this dress," said honest Gabriel, "but I think of poor Joe Willet. I loved Joe; he was always a favourite of mine. Poor Joe!--Dear heart, my girl, don't tie me in so tight." Dolly laughed--not like herself at all--the strangest little laugh that could be--and held her head down lower still. "Poor Joe!" resumed the locksmith, muttering to himself; "I always wish he had come to me. I might have made it up between them, if he had. Ah! old John made a great mistake in his way of acting by that lad--a great mistake.--Have you nearly tied that sash, my dear?" What an ill-made sash it was! There it was, loose again and trailing on the ground. Dolly was obliged to kneel down, and recommence at the beginning. "Never mind young Willet, Varden," said his wife frowning; "you might find some one more deserving to talk about, I think." Miss Miggs gave a great sniff to the same effect. "Nay, Martha," cried the locksmith, "don't let us bear too hard upon him. If the lad is dead indeed, we'll deal kindly by his memory." "A runaway and a vagabond!" said Mrs. Varden. Miss Miggs expressed her concurrence as before. "A runaway, my dear, but not a vagabond," returned the locksmith in a gentle tone. "He behaved himself well, did Joe--always--and was a handsome manly fellow. Don't call him a vagabond, Martha." Mrs. Varden coughed--and so did Miggs. "He tried hard to gain your good opinion, Martha, I can tell you," said the locksmith smiling, and stroking his chin. "Ah! that he did....show more

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  • Paperback | 238 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 13mm | 431g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236624769
  • 9781236624765