Little Pedlington and the Pedlingtonians
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. 1860 edition. Excerpt: ...have been limited to those seas; it otherwise, I have taken it out of the power of any seaman more experienced than myself to assail me with---" D--n your arrosance!" The colonel, as I have said, was sitting on the gunwale, in that aristocratic division of a Margate steamer which lies between the paddle-box and the stern. His arms were superciliously folded across his chest; his head was erect and motionless, turning neither to the right hand nor to the left; whilst his eyes cisdained to encounter any meaner object than the glorious heavens themselves. Presently I saw emerging from the forecabin, the happy, good-humoured Mr. Truckle. Smiling, and rubbing his hands together with an air of self-enjoyment, no sooner were his feet fairly on deck than, in the fulness of his delight, he exclaimed: --"Capital breakfast! I never made a better breakfast in all my life. And such a beautiful morning as it is! And such a fine passage as we shall have!" Trippingly he approached the colonel. "Charming morning, sir! I'm happy to inform you, the captain assures me that" Un the instant, out went the arm with the portentous forefinger at the end of it. "What do you want here, sir? D--n your arrogance! What do you want here?" "Why, sir, as the captain told me that we shall have a delightful passage, and that we shall be at the Tower by half-past three, I thought you'd like to kn" "D--n your arrogance! Come here, sir." The colonel, followed by Truckle, placed himself in front of the paddle-box, and directed the attention of the latter to certain words which were thereon inscribed; saying, "Head that, sir. Read that, I say." Truckle looked at the words for just so long a time as might suffice to...
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