Eli Perkins (at Large); His Sayings and Doings

Eli Perkins (at Large); His Sayings and Doings

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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. 1875 edition. Excerpt: ...I saw the marks on Donn's face and also talked with the doctor who sponged him off and put liniment on him. But oh, it was a fearful castigation! I never want to be whipped again. If ever any man wants to continue to serve humanity--wants to make a martyr of himself--wants to reduce himself to a lump of jelly like the boneless man in the circus, by whipping me, I.hope he will read this and reflect. This is the way Donn came to thrash me. I tell it to our sorrow. You see, Donn had been saying how I had stolen some literary thunder out of his Capitol. I informed him politely how he had lied, and insinuated that he was a d f, such as they have a good many of in the District of Columbia. This roused Donn's patriotism, and yesterday he called at my rooms to thrash me. I was never so af fected in my life as when I saw him coming up the long dark stairs. And when I smelled his breath I was thrown into hysterics. I was so badly frightened-' that I didn't know what to do. I seized my cane and commenced dancing wildly around the room. Every now and then I would let it drop on somebody. "Please be quiet, Mr. P"erkins--calm yourself," said Mr. Pirate, who seemed to sympathize with me in my extreme agitation. _ But, like John Phoenix when he thrashed Judge Ames, I couldn't keep quiet. My cane continued to fly around in such a wild manner that Donn really pitied me. He didn't feel like going on with the thrashing at all. But all at once he made a lurch with both legs towards the stairs, frightening me terribly. Then he dragged me down the steps by the hair of his head, which stuck to my trembling hands. I was so frightened' that I fell down on top of him. Then he shook me up and down in the...show more

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  • Paperback | 50 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 3mm | 109g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236853903
  • 9781236853905