Charley Nugent, Or, Passages in the Life of a Sub Volume 1

Charley Nugent, Or, Passages in the Life of a Sub Volume 1

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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. 1860 edition. Excerpt: ...to recollect where I was or what had brought 'me there. I was in a large airy room, with diamond-shaped easements, one of which was open and admitted the sweet spring air. The windows were partially darkened, and everything felt very cool, fresh, and pleasant. I remained in a dreamy state for some time, listening to the distant lowing of cows, barking of dogs, poultry noises, and other signs of farm-yard existence. Where could I be? certainly not in the barracks at A, where I should have heard only the challenges of sentries or the various bugle calls of the regiment.-By degrees it all came back to me, the journey, the shock, --then all was darkness, though I could arrive at the conclusion that I had been injured--hoW, I could not exactly discover. I attempted to draw back the curtain of my bed, and only then discovered my total inability to do so; but even the slight movement had been sufiicient, Percy Lascelles was by my side in a moment. " All right again, old fellow?" he inquired in a cheering tone, while his eyes were glistening all the time. " You little spalpeen, as Mother Brown would call you, what a fright you have given us." " What's the matter with me, Percy? I don't seem to have any strength left." " Why you got rather an ugly crack on your scull, that's all, and if you did not break your arm it was next thing to it. We'll take insurance tickets next time we travel, Charley. I wonder if that old fellow will get his thousand pounds?" " And where am I now?" " In the jolliest old farm you ever saw, a regular model concern. Fat old farmer, and a benevolent old farmeress with cheeks like apples, and such a pretty little granddaughter to...show more

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  • Paperback | 82 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 4mm | 163g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236925149
  • 9781236925145