Gentleman Farmer Volume 6

Gentleman Farmer Volume 6

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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. 1899 edition. Excerpt: ...not quite do that, I'm thinking. After all, the man's only come to look after his own, and if we was to turn him out o' doors, a pretty character he'd give of us, all over the place! Why, we should have the whole lot on 'em about our ears afore you could say Jack Robis'n!" We remained silent a minute or two, Mrs. Smith rubbing her chin reflectively, as if to gain inspiration from that feature, or features--for she had two of them, while wild ideas of writing a book, for which emulous publishers should outbid each other, of marrying a certain snuffy old bachelor uncle of the Coxes, and making him settle threefourths of his income on papa, coursed through my brain. At last Mrs. Smith spoke: "My dear, would you mind speaking to your papa about it?" I interrupted her. "I should mind very much; I don't know anything I should mind much more." "Well, 'in, you know something must be done, and perhaps he has got some money you don't know of--just a trifle would do, to stop the man's mouth for the present, and there's no harm in asking. Do now: there's a dear young lady. There he goes down the garden. Eh, dear! he stoops sadly of late." "I;iwt7,"said I vehemently, "and that's flat. He's in very bad spirits this m0.rning as it is, and I won't do anything to'add to his annoyances if I can help it. I'll--see you, and the butcher too, at the botto'iV of the Red Sea first." Baffled in her li'ftle plan, Mrs. Smith stood the image of black despair in a lilac cotton gown, aVd bumbailiffs crowded thick and fast before my mind's eye. At last I said, gulping down my pride: "Mrs. Smith, don't you think that if you were to go to him, and tell him that we are very sorry, but that we really don't happen to have...show more

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  • Paperback | 214 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 11mm | 390g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236555325
  • 9781236555328