Mrs. Brown at the Sea-Side, by Arthur Sketchely

Mrs. Brown at the Sea-Side, by Arthur Sketchely

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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. 1868 edition. Excerpt: ... that man 'ow I should like to see the rocks as did used to be nothink but smugglers' caves, as this old man would talk about for ever, and said as he'd never tasted a cup of tea nor a drop of brandy worth drinkin' since them smugglers 'ad been put down, as would land cargoes by night, even in the church or anywheres, and frighten people away as thought they was evil sperrits. So I says one day as I should like for to see them caves as is still showed, but he says, "Wait till you're stronger, as is cold as the tomb." He says, "I tell you what I'll do, I'll run you over the cliffs, and show you where them smugglers did used to land." I says, "I don't mind a-seein' where they landed, but for mercy sake don't run me over the cliffs, as is 'ighly dangerous, and parties been know'd to fall thro' bein' overtook in liquor, or readin' along the hedge." He says, "I'd run you all over the world, and not 'urt a 'air of your 'ead." I says, "Not if it's cliffs, for it's agin natur." It was a werry fine day next day, and he took me up on to the fort, as is werry agreeable situated, tho' esposed in winter, I should say. I was a-lookin' out to sea, as was that bright and fresh as you longed to be on it, when a party come up with a telerscope, and asked if I'd like to look thro' it 1 I says, "Whatat?" "Oh," he says, ' them wessels in the hoflSng." I says, "I can see werry well with the naked eye all as I wants to see;" for I don't 'old with them telerscopes, as I know'd a party as lived oppersite to Mrs. Padwick's as 'ad one always at the winder as was that powerful as it could see thro' anythink and was always a-lookin' at the stars, as was a downright nuisance to the oppersite...show more

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  • Paperback | 30 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 2mm | 73g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236593715
  • 9781236593719