The Life and Adventures of Nicholas Nickleby Volume 1-20

The Life and Adventures of Nicholas Nickleby Volume 1-20

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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. 1839 edition. Excerpt: ...of drinking, and bade him either name his business or leave the table. Nicholas drew a card from his pocket, and threw it before him. "There, Sir," said Nicholas; "my business you.will guess." A momentary expression of astonishment, not unmixed with somo confusion, appeared in the face of Sir Mulberry as he read the name; but he subdued it in an instant, and tossing the card to Lord Verisopht, who sat opposite, drew a toothpick from a glass before him, and very leisurely applied it to his mouth. "Your name and address?" said Nicholas, turning paler as his passion kindled. "I shall give you neither," replied Sir Mulberry. "If there is a gentleman in this party," said Nicholas, looking round and scarcely able to make his white lips form the words, " he will acquaint me with the name and residence of this man." There was a dead silence. "I am the brother of the young lady who has been the subject of conversation here," said Nicholas. "I denounce this person as a liar, and impeach him as a coward. If he has a friend here, he will save him the disgrace of the paltry attempt to conceal his name--an utterly useless one--for I will find it out, nor leave him until I have." Sir Mulberry looked at him contemptuously, and, addressing his companions, said--"Let the fellow talk, I have nothing serious to say to boys of his station; and his pretty sister shall save him a broken head, if he talks till midnight." "You are a base and spiritless scoundrel!" said Nicholas, "and shall be proclaimed, so to the world. I will know you; I will follow you home if you walk the streets till morning." Sir Mulberry's hand involuntarily closed upon the...show more

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  • Paperback | 326 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 17mm | 585g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 123695520X
  • 9781236955203