The Chap-Book Volume 3

The Chap-Book Volume 3

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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. 1895-01-01 edition. Excerpt: ...rust does corrupt, and where thieves do not break through and steal. The advice, maybe, comes late, seeing that your hours are numbered; but as I have not had the honour of your acquaintance previously I have lacked the opportunity to put you upon the narrow way that leadeth to life." "Oh damn preaching," says I, "let us drink." The ordinary smiled. "What I like about you, Driver," he says, "is your generous hand. You must have heaped up riches. 'T was a pretty business, yours, and all to fall into the hands of a dirty wench." But I would not take that from him, as I let him know. "Leave talking of Polly," I cried angrily, "or irons or no irons, I'll knock your ugly nose off." "You are too hot, Ryder," says he, edging away drunkenly, "I meant no offence. Faith, 1 mean nothing but well by you, in proof whereof I will drink to a neat turnoff to-morrow." He drank at his words, and though I was angry I could not forbear laughing. "Oh well," I says, "I'll join you there." "That's well," he says. "Friends should not quarrel, specially as their fellowship must be so soon determined," and smacked his lips. "Lord, Ryder, ' says he, gazing at the ceiling. "You're but a young hand, smart for your age, no doubt, but lacking the master cunning. There was that job at Petersfield now--Clinch would never have undertook that, nor Starbottle neither. T was your impetuosity misled you. For my part I should ha' waited for the fall of dark, catched 'em up three leagues t' other side, nicked 'em in the forest, and then, as comfortable as you like, I should ha' had 'em under my pistols, with never a star to witness and wooden ears...show more

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  • Paperback | 80 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 4mm | 159g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236626230
  • 9781236626233