'Bert Edward the Golf Caddie

'Bert Edward the Golf Caddie

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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. 1903 edition. Excerpt: ...the boy had learned something in his stay with the gipsies, and had learned, besides, to use his tongue on occasion, as well as to hold it, with a flavour of acid humour that bit home. The accomplishment tells at St Rule, and it tells the more, and is needed the more, by the boy who walks the unpopular path of those who drink no whisky. But the jibe at this strange virtue, cast at 'Bert Edward's head, recoiled with a sting stuck into it by the boy's ready wit, and the jibers learned that for credit's sake it was safer to leave him alone. For a mistake is often made in deeming that whisky is first drunk because the palate likes it. Boys drink it at first because they deem it fine. The liking comes after. It is not a natural taste, even for a Scot-, except, perhaps, in the case of inherited craving, which is a disease. ' 'Bert Edward had seen enough in the bothie at home to make him think the drinking of whisky not very fine, and if object-lessons further were wanted, Pat aRogie, and on occasions his mother, supplied them. Pat Rogie went pitiful drunk, usually, and was led to his bed like a lamb, in his boots, by 'Bert Edward and by his mother. But the mother herself went quarrelsome drunk. This happened but seldom, on fast days. and so on, but then it took more than 'Bert Edward's strength, with Pat Rogie's aid if he were in a condition to give it, to get her safely to bed. She slept it off on the floor. In the morning she said she was sorry, like a lady, and gave 'Bert Edward an extra good breakfast, by way of set-off' against past domestic failings. In the autumns the king came back with his train, amongst them Flora. There was a slight embarrassment at the first, on each...show more

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  • Paperback | 44 pages
  • 188.98 x 246.13 x 2.29mm | 99.79g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236886844
  • 9781236886842