No.5 John Street

No.5 John Street

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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. 1899 edition. Excerpt: ... I 'd forgot the tumblers. " The bath-room took us a good deal of time. This is all ours as it stands, and we 've got the right to take it away when we leave. We 're tryin' aloominum at present--'ighly recommended. Mr. Seton likes to have things right; and we 've got this about jes' so. You can have pretty nigh every kind of bath you want here by touchin' the right sort of 'andle. These is showers. Them 's dowches and suchlike--'ot, cold, lu'warm, steam. The little jars is essences to freshen up the skin. That yonder 's electricity. The same current 'eats the irons for the mustache. " The dressing-room was what you may call a problem. There was no room for Mr. Seton's things, do what you would. We brought in our own rosewood presses, and lined the walls with 'em. Would n't do. That was what first made us think of takin' the other set. Now, I fancy, we are all right for the present. I keep this room only for the things in wear, accordin' to the season. The things in waitin' is in the next. " The worst of it is, Mr. Seton don't give a thought to storage. The goods comes in from the tailors almost too fast to put 'em away. My poor 'ead! " Then, there 's the body linen, Sir Chawles. It's fearful, now they 've brought in the colored shirtfronts, and all them fads in silk and fancy wool--Burmese floss, Chinese imperial dragon watered in the web. Oh, dear! Oh, dear! I hate the touch of the sticky stuff myself. Believe me, sir, I 've got to buy every shirt I wear. " A fad every week at the 'osiers' shops," he adds reflectively, " that's about the size of it; and if you don't watch it, a new rig-out for every fad. " Sometimes I hardly know myself what Mr. Seton 's got. You might almost as well ask him. I get so moidered with it all. " These glass cases...show more

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  • Paperback | 74 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 4mm | 150g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236674065
  • 9781236674067