Harrington and Ormond; Tales Volume 2

Harrington and Ormond; Tales Volume 2

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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. 1817 edition. Excerpt: ...to have the answer directed to his father's at Glynn. One morning as Miss O'Faley, Mr. O'Shane, and Ormond, were at breakfast, Dora, who was usually late, not having yet appeared, Miss O'Faley saw a little 'boy running across the fields towards the house---" That boy runs as i-f he was 'bringing news," said she. " So he has a right to do," said Corny'-', " if I don't mistake, that's the post; that is, it is not the post, but a little: /zecial of my own--a messenger Isent off to catch /lost." " To do what?" said Mademoiselle. " Why, to catch post," said Corny, " I bid him gallop off for the life and rut across (lake understood) to the next post town, which is Ballynaslugger, and to put in the letters that were too late here at that oflice there; and to bring-back whatever he found with no delay-but gallop oif for the bare life." This was an operation which the boy performed, whenever requisite, at the imminent hazard of his neck every time, to say nothing of his chance of drown. mg. " Well, catch-post, my little rascal," said king Corny, " what have you for us the day?" " I got nothing at all, only a Wetting for myself, plase your honour; and one bit of a note for your honour, whichl have here for you as dry as the bone in my breast." He produced the bit of-a note, which, king Corny's hands being at that time too full of the eggs and the kettle to receive graciously, was-la-id-down on the corner of the table, from which it fell, and Miss O'Faley picking it up, and holding it by one corner, exclaimed--" Is this what you ca-ll dry as a bone in this 'co-untry.? And...show more

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  • Paperback | 62 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 3mm | 127g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236920074
  • 9781236920072