The Carved Cartoon, by Austin Clare
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. 1874 edition. Excerpt: ...again, he found that the crowd was still there, quieter now, however, for they had found an orator more to their mind, in the person of a big, burly brewer, who, mounted on a barrel, which he had been trundling along when the press-gang appeared, was favouring the multitude with a blustering harangue, scarcely in character with his jolly, good-natured expression of countenance. Having lost some time already in listening to the sentiments of his friend the shopkeeper, Gibbons did not feel inclined to devote much more to those of the brewer, so, after indulging his curiosity for a few minutes, he turned away with the somewhat selfish reflection, "Well, after all it's no concern of mine, so long as I don't fall in with this same press-gang myself. What is more to the point is, that the afternoon 's getting on, and I have not yet made my copy of the pomegranates. So, hie, for St. Paul's!" Thus thinking, our artist turned up a narrow side-street, and was soon far away from the noisy throng, in the quiet shadow of the old cathedral. something wrong here, mates, and none of you'll take the trouble to find it out. No! you'd rather go tamely off with the press-men. Very well, go then; I 'm not the man to stop you!" and the big orator raised his eyebrows, passed his hands one over the other as though to wash them of any further concern with the interests of his poor-spirited fellow-townsmen, and then looked down with a half twinkle in his eye to see how his speech was taken. The contemptuous tone in which it concluded evidently nettled his auditors more than a little. The crowd surged about excitedly, and a hoarse roar of dissent rose from a thousand mouths. But though Gibbons turned away thus carelessly from the scene of commotion, we who...
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