Boy's Own Annual Volume 7

Boy's Own Annual Volume 7

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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. 1884 edition. Excerpt: ... son Serge. The plan met with Ivan's perfect approbation, and, being half dead with fatigue and excitement, he most gladly accepted the ofl'er of a bed on the sofa in Egor Sergevitch's stud. But before the red calico shirt and the wretched trousers can be dignified by that term--Ivan "pitched into" the viands before him in splendid 3.-style, and even brought a smile to the 'calm, melancholy countenance of the captain himself. At last he was fairly Egiiiten and declared himself ready for By this time the handmaiden came home, and at her master's command made up the bed on the sofa, and in a shorter space of time than we can very well imagine they had Ivan fast asleep and snoring most melodiously. Captain Malutin walked up and down in his oddly furnished lodgings until two o'clock in the mornin, when a violent ull was iven to the ell of the tschast, ecause t e great gates had long since been closed. The fireman sentry had long beenfast asleep, so had the dvornik, but the police-soldier on duty was wakeful and speedily opened the wide gates. This prompt attendance pleased the ladies who were drivin in, and they gave the driver five kopec s over his fare, which was not an ordinary act on the part of Madame Malutin. She ascended the queer staircase, followedb her daughter, and the dim lamp, w ich hardly served to illumine the way, was not suflicient to allow the peculiarities of face, figure, and dress, remarkable in these two ladies, to be discerned by an ordinary spectator. They reached the landing where they 'found the door leading to their rooms iopen and the captain just coming forward with a little lamp. "Ca tain Malutin!" exclaimed his better alf, "how can you leave the door open...show more

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  • Paperback | 894 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 45mm | 1,565g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236973070
  • 9781236973078