The Grinder Papers; Being the Adventures of Miss Charity Grinder, Wherein Are Detailed Her Numerous Hairbreadth Escapes and Wonderful Adventures While on a Visit to New York from the Country

The Grinder Papers; Being the Adventures of Miss Charity Grinder, Wherein Are Detailed Her Numerous Hairbreadth Escapes and Wonderful Adventures While on a Visit to New York from the Country

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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. 1877 edition. Excerpt: ... mistook. I didn't care much for her." 'Well," sez I, "I knowed it." Then he and Eveliny both larfed hearty. Thinks me, "It's only goin' tu prove how changeable the men sect is. He adored the widdyonce," but he didn't say nothin'. Arter a while Eveliny said she was anxious to go, and they left me tu Mirandy's, and went away tu take her bundles tu her cousin's, where she was a stoppin'. I didn't see nothin' of her for a few days, but Jonathan called in the evenin' twice. Before the most horrid o' calamities folks is ginerally carm. I didn't expect nothin'. I slept and took my reg'lar meals like a innocent lamb before it's slaughtered. Sabberday, a young gal that's sewin' for Mirandy, come intu my room tu ax me tu lace her stays. Sez she, "I'm goin' tu our church, to-day--there's to be a weddin'." "Goodness!" sez I. "I'll go tu, then." Sez she, ' Du, Miss Grinder, weddin's is so sweet." "They air warnin's," sez I. "I go as a matter o' duty." "Oh!" sez she, and grins. I was mad enough to box her ears; but they're all alike, the hull of 'em. We took a car and went. We wasn't very early, and the church was full, so't we had to take a back seat. "Can't see much o' the bride," sez I. "No," sez she. How provokin'. Well, the church kept fillin' up, and when the weddin' party came, I couldn't see nuthin' of 'em, but a kind o' a shine of white. "Is she pretty?" sez I, tu the young woman. She was taller than me. ' No," sez she. "And him?" "As humbly as a stone fence." The service was goin' on, and I listened. The minister axed everybody that had anything fur tu say agin the union' fur tu speak, or ever after...show more

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  • Paperback | 76 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 4mm | 154g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236486749
  • 9781236486745