The Identity Exchange; A Story of Some Odd Transformations

The Identity Exchange; A Story of Some Odd Transformations

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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. 1902 edition. Excerpt: ...do," said the bobby handsomely; and he came. I got him out the beef and pickles, and everything else I could lay my hands on with a reckless generosity, and I didn't even stay to consider what explanation I could possibly offer to account for their shortage if I was pressed for one. True, I didn't quite realise the capacity of my swain, or even in my necessity I should have been driven to take some thought for the morrow when the hour of reckoning would draw nigh. Robert said he was very fond of me, with all my faults. He said it with a mouthful of beef and his fist full of bread; but he seemed sincere, though somewhat bumptious and patronizing in his manner. Igot him a glass of ale, and stirred him to warmer and more generous admiration. "You are avery pretty girl, you know, Jane," he observed, sinking a pint at one go. " Passable with another nose and a new complexion," said I critically. Ihad looked at myself dispassionately in the glass, and in my desire for accuracy and truth was minded to discriminate between the glamour cast by beef and double X and plain, absolute fact. "VVhat about that brother of yours? Is he keeping straight?" continued my swain, who evidently knew more about my family history than I did myself. " I'm afraid not," said I sorrowfully. "The last I heard of him he had got into rather warm water." Then I thought of the copper and sniggered. "We'll have him," commented the policeman grufliy. "I hope it won't lall to me to have to nab him." "I hope not," said I candidly. " He's a big chap." "I didn't mean that," retorted the policeman, who seemed to resent t_he suggestion. "I meant I shall be sorry...show more

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  • Paperback | 82 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 4mm | 163g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236942663
  • 9781236942661