Hannibal of New York; Some Account of the Financial Loves of Hannibal St. Joseph and Paul Cradge

Hannibal of New York; Some Account of the Financial Loves of Hannibal St. Joseph and Paul Cradge

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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. 1886 edition. Excerpt: ...or delay. He was ready to agree to any thing that Mr. St. Joseph desired, and had no conditions whatever to make. The memorandum which was drawn up stated that Queen Bess should break the record. "Mon mouth Park, a week from Friday?" Mr. Copperace said, blandly. " Very good; and if Mr. St. Joseph wants a running mate, let him have one." Three days later, somebody showed St. Joseph a little paragraph in the Omnisrient, to the effect that a mare named Bloody Mary would be trotted against time at Monmouth Park that afternoon. " Well, how does that affect me?" cried Hannibal; and afterward, he said angrily to Nobbles, that Queen Elizabeth had cut Bloody Mary's head off. But Nobbles failed to smile respectfully at this allusion to the history of his native country; grooms, trainers, jockeys, all pulled sober visages that stormy day, while Hannibal's wrath rattled about the buildings. The silence and haste of his subordinates did not improve the great man's humor. Bloody Mary? How dared people tell him of a shady, hundred-named, third-rate race-course hack which aparcel of seedy fakirs had re-christened and cobbled up to catch a few quarter-dollars? for so Hannibal chose to interpret the coincidence. But in his heart he saw the guet-d-pens, and knew on what ground he was treading. Suppose his own beast should go lame, or the track be heavy, or a gale be blowing? " Dash you," Hannibal finally roared at Nobbles, "I believe you know more than you'll tell. Have you been lying to me? Just remember that there are three detectives watching the stables, and two more detectives watching them, will you? If you like to try to make a deal with them, you can." Not a stable-boy inside the fences but was...show more

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  • Paperback | 82 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 4mm | 163g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236819969
  • 9781236819963