The Dickens Dictionary; A Key to the Characters and Principal Incidents in the Tales of Charles Dickens

The Dickens Dictionary; A Key to the Characters and Principal Incidents in the Tales of Charles Dickens

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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. 1900 edition. Excerpt: ...her breath; and her face flushed with triumph in this second bappy Introduction of Captain Cuttle's muzzlings. "And he runs awu-u-u-uy I " cried Mrs. MacStinger, with a lcngthcning-out of the last syllable that made the unfortunate captain regard himself as the meanest of men, "and keeps away a twelvemonth 1 From a woman I Sitch is his conscience I Be has n't the courage to meet her hi-i-1-igh" (long syllable again), "but steals away like a felion.... A pretty sort of a man Is Cap'en Cuttle," said Mrs. MacStinger, with a sharp stress on the first syllable of the captain's name, "to take on for, and to lose sleep for, aud to faint along of, and to think dead, forsooth, and to go up and down the blessed town like a mad woman, asking questions after I Oh, a pretty sort of a man I Ha, ha, ha, ha I He 's worth all that troible and distress of mind, and much more. That's nothing, bless you I Ua, ha, ha, ha I Cap'en Cuttle," said Mrs. MacStinger, with severe re-action in her voice and manner, " I wisii to know if you 're a-coming home." The frightened captain looked into his hat, as if he saw nothing for it bat I put it on, and give himself up. "Cap'en Cuttle," repeated Mrs. MacStinger In the same determined manner, I wish to know if you 're a-coming home, sir." The captain seemed quite ready to go, but faintly suggested something to the fleet of " not making so much noise about it." The gallant captain is relieved, however, by Buneby, who diveitl the widow's attention from his friend, and soothes and softens her by a little delicate flattery, and by offering to " conwoy " her home, which he does, returning, after some hours, with the captain's chest, which is held to...show more

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  • Paperback | 286 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 15mm | 513g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236638549
  • 9781236638540