Marlocks of Merriton

Marlocks of Merriton

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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. 1867 edition. Excerpt: ... its constructor to moralise upon the consequences of a too eager curiosity to pry into the affairs of other people. The noise had caused some alarm elsewhere; for just as the road-mender was getting a satisfactory account of the state of his legs, prior to making what is regarded as a cowardly use of them, he heard a door open; and looking up from among the gooseberry trees, beheld the person of the Jacobin standing over him. "What's the matter, neighbour 1" said the latter, a smile radiating over a face that appeared to be casting off a shade of melancholy. "Well, yo seen," replied the road-mender, getting upon his feet, and shaking himself, "eaur Margit's tongue's a bit peppery this mornin', like; an aw're gettin' eaut o'th' road ont as fast as aw could, an' geet overbalanced--it's a wonder aw 'm ever on mi legs at o--an' deawn aw coom among yor fay berry-trees." "Are you hurt?" inquired the Jacobin, with a commiserating look. "Well, aw think mi arms are o reet. As for mi yed, or my legs, they dunno' matter mich, for aw 've very little use for oather on 'em." "Come into the house. I Ve some plaister that I find to be very good for bruises, and I '11 give you a little of it. But stop; I cannot ask you in now," and again the shade came upon the Jacobin's face. "Why?" the looks of the road-mender said, though his lips spoke not. "Because," continued the other, the melancholy in his face growing more profound as he spoke, "my child is very ill. I 'm afraid she's in a fever." Fever! That word was enough to scare the whole village, had it heard it. Fever! Dreadful announcement! The road-mender shuddered. The short bits of hair that fringed his temples seemed to...show more

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  • Paperback | 42 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 2mm | 95g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236644360
  • 9781236644367