Constable's Miscellany of Original and Selected Publications in the Various Departments of Literature, Science, & the Arts Volume 4

Constable's Miscellany of Original and Selected Publications in the Various Departments of Literature, Science, & the Arts Volume 4

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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. 1827 edition. Excerpt: ...and who had picked m a great deal of-the Pelew language, being at this time in England, was engaged to supply his place; an exchange which gave great satisfaction to all parties. Captain Wilson was now and then incommoded with severe headachs, which were sometimes relieved by lying down on the bed. On these occasions, the feelings of Lee Boo were ever alarmed. He appeared always unhappy, -would creep up softly to his protector's chamber, and sit silent by his bedside for a long time together, without moving, peeping gently from time to time between the curtains, to see if he slept, or lay easy. As the anecdotes of this singular youth are but scanty, being all unfortunately limited to a very short period, I would unwillingly, in this place, withhold one, where his own heart described itself. The captain, having been all the morning in London, after dinner asked his son if he had been at some place he had, before he went to town, directed him to call at, with a particular message? The fact was, the two young friends had been amusing themselves with throwing the spear, and the business had been totally forgotten. Captain Wilson was hurt at the neglect, and told his son it was very idle and careless. This being spoken in an impatient tone of voice, which Lee Boo conceived was a mark of anger in the father, he slipt unobserved out of the parlour. The matter was instantly forgotten, and something else talked of, when Lee Boo being missed, Harry Wilson was sent to look after him, and finding him in a back room quite dejected, desired him to return to the family. Lee Boo took his young friend by the hand, and on entering the parlour went up to the father, and laying hold of his hand joined it with that of his son, and pressing them together, ...show more

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  • Paperback | 94 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 5mm | 181g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236817249
  • 9781236817242