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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. 1908 edition. Excerpt: ...But the man of the law had said that he would eat his hat if he did not accomplish it; and, as they looked at the hat neatly perched on the top of his head, they confessed, that, while it was a very shiny thing, yet--certainly no one--no one in the world would wish it in his stomach. So with oriental patience they waited. "Say, Harrington," said the magistrate, "did you see that Carron put the case of the Commonwealth against Piccioli on the Quarter Session list for to-day?" "Yes, sir," said Harrington. The magistrate turned to the caravan: "All right--all right, kiddies! He'll be in the Q. S. to-day, and I'll go with you there and see that he is acquitted. Yessir! Eat my hat if I don't! Oh the judge and I are the best of friends--now don't cry--look out! Don't cry! I'm not a Supreme Court Justice, but if I can't fix a little thing like this, for nice little people like you, I'd better get out of my job, had n't I?" Who of the children could have hazarded a word to this. "But had n't I?" insisted the doughty Irishman, taking joy in the great mysterious eyes they turned upon him without understanding! "Say, had n't I better take the tenth ward out of my vest pocket and hand it along to the Coachman's and Footman's Association for the Purification of Politics?--If I can't? What do you suppose this land of the Free and Home of the Brave is for? Say, had n't I?" And, Felice, more out of terror than anything else answered: "Si, eccellenza!" The Irishman laughed loud and long. "The first word since you came! and I don't know what it is!" And they didn't cry--much as they wanted to--because the magistrate laughed into the eyes which would have filled with tears, and held all...show more

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  • English
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  • 9781236621450