The May Flower or Tales and Penciling

The May Flower or Tales and Penciling

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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. 1853 edition. Excerpt: ...minds, which can raise forty questions for dispute on any point of the compass; and had he been an educated man, he might have proved as clever a metaphysician as ever threw dust in the eyes of succeeding generations. But, being deprived of these advantages, he nevertheless exerted himself to quite as useful a purpose in puzzling and mystifying whomsoever came in his way. But his activity particularly exercised itself in the line of the law, as it was his meat, and drink, and daily meditation, either to find something to go to law about, or go to law about something he had found. There was always some question. about an old rail fence that used to run a Zeetle more to the left hand, or that was built up a leetle more to the right hand, and so cut off a strip of his medder land, or else there was some outrage of Peter Somebody s turkeys, getting into his mowing, or Squire Moses s geese were to be shut up in the town pond, or something equally important kept him busy from year s end to year s end. N ow, as a matter of private amuse, ment, this might have answered very well; but then Uncle Jaw was not satisfied to fight his own battles, but must needs go from house to house, narrating the whole length and breadth of the case, with all the says /ze s and says I s, and the I tell d kim s and he teZl d me s, which do either accompany or flow therefrom. Moreover, he had such a marvellous facilityof finding out matters to quarrel about, and of letting every one else know where they too could muster a quarrel, that he generally succeeded in keeping the whole neighbourhood by the ears. And as good Mr. Dudley assumed the oflice of peacemaker for the...show more

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  • Paperback | 54 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 3mm | 113g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236642236
  • 9781236642233