Colonel Quartich, V.C; A Tale of Country Life Volume 2

Colonel Quartich, V.C; A Tale of Country Life Volume 2

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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. 1889 edition. Excerpt: ...the brandy bottle. "Now, marm, that you are a little more comfortable, perhaps you will tell me how as you got into this way, and you with a rich husband, as I well knows, to love and cherish you." "A husband to love and cherish me?" she said; "why I have written to _him three times to tell him that I'm starving, and never a cent has he given me--and there's no allowance due yet, and when there is they'll take it, for I owe hundreds." "Well," said George, "I call it cruel--cruel, and he rolling in gold. Thirty thousand pounds he hev just made, that I knows on. You must be an angel, marm, to stand it, an angel without wings. If it were my husband, now I'd know the reason why." "Ay, but I daren't. He'd murder me. He said he would." George laughed gently. "Lord! Lord!" he said, "to see how men do play it off upon poor weak women, working on their narves and that like. He kill you! Laryer Quest kill you, and he the biggest coward in Boisingham; but there it is; this is a world of wrong, as the parson says, and the poor shorn lambs must jamb their tails down and turn their backs to the wind and so must you, marm. So it's the workhus you'll be in to-morrow. Well, you'll find it a poor place; the skilly is that rough it do fare to take the skin off your throat, and not a drop of liquor, not even a cup of hot tea, and work too, lots of it-scrubbing, marm, scrubbing!" This vivid picture of miseries to come drew something between a sob and a howl from the woman. There is nothing more horrible to the imagination of such people than the idea of being forced to work. If their notions of a future state of...show more

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  • Paperback | 56 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 3mm | 118g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236910567
  • 9781236910561