The Busy-Bodies; A Novel Volume 3

The Busy-Bodies; A Novel Volume 3

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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. 1827 edition. Excerpt: ..." There's a fine drying day, Jenny," said the lady;--" you seem to be in a great hurry; have you got any new customers lately?" " That I have," answered Jenny; " honest Mrs Bletherem got me recommended to the new family that hae come to Mr Dozy's house." " A family come to Dozy's house! I wonder I did not hear of this before..What kind of people do they seem to be? If there are any children, the good furniture will be perfectly destroyed." " Oh, there are nae bairns; just a gentleman and his sister; and a feck o' braw claes they hae." " What is their name?" ' " Indeed it's a queer kind o' English name, that I canna get my tongue about. I ken it has a mask in't." " What like are they?" was the lady's next question. " He is a tall black-a-viced gentleman, with a very high proud look, and unco quiet. The lasses say they-maist never hear the sound o' his voice. Ye never would think that he and his sister were o' the same nest; for she has a skin like milk, and bonny fair hair; and she gangs lilting through the house frae morning till e'en, feeding her bit birds, or tending her flowers, and whiles playing on her spinet." " So they are English, you say?" " 'Deed are they, and such a kind brother as he is I never saw in a"my born days. He just idoleezes her, and lets her want for naething that money can buy. Montgomerie's folk are never aff the road, carrying down apples and pears, and grapes and confections, and jeelies, and gude kens a' what. But I maun rin, for I left Captain Splatter's nankeens inthe boin;...show more

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  • Paperback | 56 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 3mm | 118g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236935497
  • 9781236935496