A Little Adventurer

A Little Adventurer

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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. 1885 edition. Excerpt: ...he said, "is to look out when it gets dark, and they always see a little peep of light, and they go towards the peep of light, and they find a house, and they are taken in, and get food and lodgings, and perhaps meet with some adventures." "But," said Mrs. Williams, "don't they often meet with bad men, ogres, giants, robbers, and such like, who wish to kill them?" "0 yes! but they always escape somehow, and in the end always kill the ogre or giant, and perhaps get a lot of money. They always get some one to help them and be kind to them, just as you have been to me." (279) E Mrs. Williams smiled, and shook her head. She saw how it was with Tommy. She wished she had him safe hack in his granny's hands; yet she could not help liking the simple, imaginative little fellow. "Will it take us many days to get to Australia, ma'am?" asked Tommy. She was about to tell him the Saucy Jane was not bound for Australia, and explain things to him, but she had just got the length of saying: "It's a long, long way to Australia, my boy," when Mr. Johnson the mate came down for his tea. He was a young fellow with a short curly beard about his mouth. He had heard something about the little "stowaway" on deck, and as he sat down at table he looked hard at Tommy, then all at once he cried: "Blow me! Tommy Treffit, is that you?" Tommy looked up with a start, and then broke into a smile. "Taffie Johnson!" he cried, "are you going to Australia too?" It turned out that Johnson belonged to Lannwyd, and knew Tommy and his grandmother quite well. He was a friend of Tommy's father, though two or three years younger, and had been in Dame Treffit's cottage not many weeks...show more

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  • Paperback | 26 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 1mm | 68g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 123683092X
  • 9781236830920