The Master's Likeness

The Master's Likeness

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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: ... opposite Porter's bed. On the other side Frank Scott slept next to the door, and Welby nearest the window, and opposite to Jones' bed. There were two windows at the end of the room, between which a wash-stand and chest of drawers were placed, and at the other end of 'the Avenue, ' as it was called by the boys, or the middle passage down the room, the wardrobe faced the windows. A chair was placed between each of the beds, on which each boy had to put his clothes, neatly folded. The beds were within touching distance, hence" Jones could hand the bottle to Simpson, and Simpson to Porter, without getting out of bed. 'How shall I drink?' asked Porter, who was going to begin his story. 'Why, take the cork out, and pull at the neck of the bottle; only don't take it all, ' said Jones. 'Here's the bottle, ' continued Jones. 'Pass it on fair to Porter. Have you got it now?' 'Yes, ' said Porter. 'Don't lose the cork, ' Jones almost shouted. 'Steady! You'll have Old Chalk and Bones up, if you don't mind, ' said Simpson. Then in the darkness they could all hear the gurgling of the ginger wine out of the bottle down Porter's throat. 'Stop! stop! I say stop! You'll drink it all! That isn't fair before the feast begins.' 'It is stinging good stuff, ' said Porter, as the gurgling ceased. Then said Simpson, 'Do let's have a taste.' 4 No, hand it on to me, ' said Jones. 'All will want a drink.' 'I shan't have any, ' said Robert. 'And don't you take any, Frank; it'll do you no good.' 'It wouldn't hurt him, you fool, ' said Jones. 'No, I shan't take any; I am a teetotaler, ' said Scott. 'Why didn't you say so before?' asked Robert. 'Because I didn't like to, ' confessed poor Scott. 'There's a nice teetotaler! He's ashamed of his principles! I'm not ashamed more

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  • Paperback | 56 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 3mm | 118g
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236913043
  • 9781236913043