Nobody's Fortune Volume 2

Nobody's Fortune Volume 2

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1872 edition. Excerpt: ... "O, he knows about me, does he?" said Mr. Pentweazle, sucking in his breath. "What a wellinformed person! And you have been credulous ass enough to listen to all this story! Wants his wife let off, and swears she didn't do it, now, does he? He's telling the truth there to himself! Believes she is innocent--she didn't do it!" "She didn't? Who did, then?" said Grogram. "Who did? Why, George Bradstock himself!" cried the little man. "You say he has been down in this country. What did he come here for, but because he was a clever, sharp, 'cute chap. And while you were sotting, and snoring, and yawning away your life at that inn in Liverpool, this one had got the start of you; and being the only other person who knew the secret, availed himself of it, and secured the booty! Honest and respectable, is he? A blind, you fool!--only a blind, to throw dust in your eyes, as he has succeeded in doing! He knows all about me, eh? Charge of conspiracy? What a charming man to put in the witness-box!--a convict, thief, and would-be murderer, who, by the aid of a drunken surgeon, cheated the law! That's the kind of man to prosecute for conspiracy! And you have been deceived by all this shallow trickery! I wonder at you!---no, I don't. I ought to have known you well enough by this time; butI am ashamed of you, nevertheless! " "Yes," said Grogram, "I daresay you are. It's all very well for you to prate, but a burnt child dreads the fire; and when you have had a fetter round your ankle for a good many months, you find your stocking begins to chafe directly any one mentions 'Botany Bay.' What George Bradstock says about...show more

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  • Paperback | 80 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 4mm | 159g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236929896
  • 9781236929891