Japan in Days of Yore Volume 1-2

Japan in Days of Yore Volume 1-2

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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. 1904 edition. Excerpt: ...him. "Very well;" said one of the bearers, "that may be all correct. But we want some money, so be quick and give it to us." Hanshiro saw that further reasoning was useless and, feeling that he was no match for such a number as confronted him, he thought it best to run away. So, tying the money tight round his waist, in an instant he made an opening for himself in the circle of bearers who surrounded him, and was about to set off, when one of the men stretched out his hand and, seizing him by the clothes, said: --" Do you think you are going to escape like that? Not a bit of it!" The bearers now closed in around Hanshiro, and one of them tried to seize his purse. The lad saw that it was no use mincing matters any longer, so, snatching up one of the forms belonging to the inn, he commenced to defend himself against his assailants in right earnest They rushed on him pell-mell; but he was a powerful young fellow, and he wielded the form with agility and skill that astonished the coolies. One after another, with bruised limbs or broken crowns, they skulked away, until Hanshiro was left alone in the inn. "Better I had taken the advice of my folks and waited till the morning, instead of running the risk of losing the money in this way," he muttered to himself. "But, however, 'in for a penny in for a pound, ' as the saying is. 'When once on a tiger's back, there must be no getting off.'--Dangers surround me, but encounter them I will, yes, and surmount them I shall, unless I am very much mistaken." Thus saying, he hurried on his way. Nothing of importance occurred to him till he reached a forest of pines, situated at some distance from the scene of the affray just described. Here the coolies all made their...show more

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  • Paperback | 40 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 2mm | 91g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236627644
  • 9781236627643