'He's Been in the Treacle, Poor Fellow!'

'He's Been in the Treacle, Poor Fellow!'

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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. 1882 edition. Excerpt: ... to see, and a sweet sound of it in their voices, which it was pleasant to hear. "Poor father!" said Mrs. Straggles: "he's his own enemy." "I'm sure we aint his enemies," said Bet. "Perhaps some day he'll turn round again," said the wife. "Maybe," said Bet; "but whether he do or no, we must keep things straight here, as we've promised the lady, and as we're paid for." "You're right," answered the mother: "we mustn't lose that money; and who knows! perhaps when things are better, they may help to bring father round?" Papa Straggles slept on until about eight o'clock. The little meal which passed by the name of tea was generally partaken of by Mrs. and Miss Straggles at five or six in the afternoon, but on the present occasion they waited, always thinking that Mr. Straggles would awake, and desiring that he should be partaker of the tea hot and strong; for, owing to the munificence of Miss Dorothea Gibbins, there was tea in the house, and enough of it to warrant their having tea strong once in a way. Moreover, were there not sausages 1 And the kindly feeling towards the sleeping man was such that, they wished to share with him what they had. At last, the two women determined that they could wait no longer, and that all should be got ready; and if father did not awake, his portion should be put aside. Accordingly, the white cloth was spread for the first time, and preparations made for tea. The first of these preparations consisted in blowing up the fire, which had been allowed to get very low. This awoke Papa Straggles, who for some short time before had been sleeping very lightly. The first idea that came into Straggles' mind, was to shout at the old lady, and...show more

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  • Paperback | 32 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 2mm | 77g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236907450
  • 9781236907455