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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. 1891 edition. Excerpt: ...of whom he caught a glimpse just then, --the same who had ushered George Page in; " come hither, Davy; run, Davy, and bid one of the lads speed down to the kennel, and bring hither master Slender; tell him I want him here, I want him here. And Davy! Davy! Let me see, let me see; bid William Cook get us an early supper ready; my young guest here, will be glad of a timely mcal after his ride; and Davy! Davy! N o--no matter; go thy ways, Davy." " The varlet should be told to wear his shoes up at heels, and not be allowed to go about, that slipshod fashion;" said mistress Slender, looking after the serving-man as he ran off, with his dangling soles fiacking against his feet like a loose horse-shoe; " but he'll have kibed heels next winter, for his pains, that's one comfort." At this moment, a tall gangling lad, of about ten or eleven years of age, came leaping over a wicket gate that led from the orchard into the park, and came straight to the table, exclaiming z---'' I haven't had any dessert yet! Why wasn't I called? I'll have some, though, or I'll know why." He was just going to snatch some of the fruit, when suddenly perceiving George Page, he stood looking at the stranger with staring eyes and gaping mouth. The hand which had been stretched out, was shyly withdrawn, and began to fumble with the lash of a whip which he held in the other; winding it round and round his fingers, coiling and uncoiling it, all the time keeping his eyes fixed and his mouth open, gloring at Page. " Come hither, Abry;" said his mother; " why, what a sight the dogs have made of thee, boy. Here's a crumpled rufi and soiled doublet!" But the lad...
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  • Paperback | 100 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 5mm | 195g
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236802195
  • 9781236802194