Charles Dickens' Works; Nicholas Nickleby

Charles Dickens' Works; Nicholas Nickleby

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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. 1885 edition. Excerpt: ...horsewhipped if you do," returned Sir Mulberry. "You are a villain," said Nicholas. "You are an errand-boy for aught I know," said Sir Mulberry Hawk. "I am the son of a country gentleman," returned Nicholas, "your equal in birth and education, and your superior I trust in everything besides. 1 tell you again, Miss Nickleby is my sister. Will you or will you not answer for your unmanly and brutal conduct?" "To a proper champion--yes. To you--no," returned Sir Mulberry, taking the reins in his hand. "Stand out of the way, dog. William, let go her head." "You had better not," cried Nicholas, springing on the step as Sir Mulberry jumped in, and catching at the reins. "He has no command over the horse, mind. You shall not go--you shall not, I swear--till you have told me who you are." The groom hesitated, for the mare, who was a high-spirited animal and thorough-bred, plunged so violently that he could scarcely hold her. "Leave go, I tell you," thundered his master. The man obeyed. The animal reared and plunged as though it would dash the carriage into a thousand pieces, but Nicholas, blind to all sense of danger, and conscious of nothing but his fury, still maintained his place and his hold upon the reins. "Will you unclasp your hand?" "Will you tell me who you are?" "No!" "No!" In less time than the quickest tongue could tell it, these words were exchanged, and Sir Mulberry shortening his whip, applied it furiously to the head and shoulders of Nicholas. It was broken in the struggle; Nicholas gained the heavy handle, and with it laid upen one side of his antagonist's face from the eye to the lip. He saw the gash;...
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  • Paperback | 328 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 18mm | 585g
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236498127
  • 9781236498120