Crocker the Clown

Crocker the Clown

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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. 1869 edition. Excerpt: ... somewhat unfeeling, 'Mrs. Gidley can answer for herself, although it is not a visiting day.' "Seeing my friend with a smile that I had not witnessed for many a long day, I knew at once that there was some special reason for her appearance there at that unusual hour. "'What do you think?' she at once said; 'some of the company kept asking Ambletrot to give you and poor dear Gidley a benefit; and as all of them--every one--the ladies, the tent-men, and band, and all--offered to give their services, or not receive any pay for one whole day, he at last consented. And as your accident had got known--for it was in lots of country papers--there was a capital tent; and, after deducting, what he said was only fair, for horses' keep, and wear and tear, and, I daresay, a little profit for himself, which is right enough, he has sent the hospital people--I don't know exactly who, nurse--twenty pounds. And nurse was so kind that, thinking you would like to hear the good news from me, she sent off to me to come down at once, as soon as she heard it.' "The next evening, in Mrs. Gidley's room, there was a snug party of four at tea, for we had invited nurse to celebrate the occasion with us, and she had obtained leave to come. "We spent a very happy evening, talking over our past life, very much to nurse's interest; and of our future prospects, in our anxiety concerning which she sympathetically shared. Though we decided nothing, nor, in fact, hit upon any plan of action, we were in a far different position from being penniless; for, with twenty pounds in hand, we could bide our time, and look about us. "What was the result of that looking about, I had better, my friends, defer until another time." And with this, Mr. Crocker closed...show more

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  • Paperback | 38 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 2mm | 86g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 123652411X
  • 9781236524119