Melchior's Dream and Other Tales

Melchior's Dream and Other Tales

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"[...]lively as any of them, a young monkey, the worst of all; who was always in mischief, and consorting with the low boys in the village; though Melchior did not fail to tell him that he was not fit company for gentlemen's sons, that he was certain to be cut when he went to school, and that he would probably end his days by being transported, if not hanged. There was the second brother, who was Melchior's chief companion, and against whom he had no particular quarrel. And there was the little pale lame sister, whom he dearly loved; but whom, odd to say, he never tried to improve at all; his remedy for her failings was generally, 'Let her do as she likes, will you?' There were others who were all tiresome in their respective ways; and one after the other they climbed up. "'What are you doing, getting on to my bed!' inquired the indignant brother, as soon as he could speak.[...]."
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  • Paperback | 156 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 8mm | 218g
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1507680171
  • 9781507680179

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