Mrs. Rasher's Curtain Lectures, by the Author of a Bad Boy's Diary

Mrs. Rasher's Curtain Lectures, by the Author of a Bad Boy's Diary

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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. 1884 edition. Excerpt: ... and eggs, ham sandwich, pork and beans, roast pig, pig's feet, head-cheese, fried bacon? you can have one or all, according to your taste. The waiter has never heard about carrying coals to Newcastle, I presume. "Nothing at all!" Well, Baker, you can bring me a dish of pork dumplings; I've been so busy to-day, I've not thought of lunch before. Sorry you won't take anything, Marier; this porter is fine. I'm going to drink your health in a minute, as soon as I get this confounded bottle open. It's like the Paddy I hired to-day--the Cork sticks to it. Now then, Mrs. Rasher, here's to your success in putting on the garments which belong to a smaller and less worthy person. I do believe that woman has not spoken for three-quarters of an hour. I never knew her to keep silent so long when she was awake. It's most time to be shutting up shop. I must peep in, and see what's the matter with her. Whew! if I keep her in much longer, I shall be like the man with the lion--I shan't dare to let her out. She looks like a concentrated earthquake. Shocking! shocking! Marier, it's nearly time to be going. Have you had a pleasant afternoon? Speak to me, my dear, and quit looking at me. I have to dodge to keep from being hit. Marier, do you remember when we were courting, and I bought you that sweet little music-box that played six tunes? Marier, do you remember when you fell in the river that Fourth of July, and I jumped in and supported you till aid arrived? Crosser and crosser! I can't melt her icy silence by the most ardent appeals. Well, Mrs. Rasher, it's five o'clock, and now if you'll say that you are sorry for locking me up in the closet this morning, and promise never to do so again, I'll let you oat. No answer. Marier, it's half-past five. The...show more

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  • Paperback | 50 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 3mm | 109g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 123650044X
  • 9781236500441