The Old Chelsea Bun-House; A Tale of the Last Century

The Old Chelsea Bun-House; A Tale of the Last Century

By (author) 

List price: US$19.99

Currently unavailable

Add to wishlist

AbeBooks may have this title (opens in new window).

Try AbeBooks


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. 1855 edition. Excerpt: ...of his Position, kept his Eyes fixed on the Conjurer's Proceedings with an Air of lively Interest. The two or three first Tricks drew from him such Exclamations as " Capital! Excellent!" which appeared somewhat to mollify the Cunning Man; but at length, when Something was done which seemed very surprising, Tom coolly remarked, "Ah! I see how that is managed," in a Voice as clear as a Bell, that was heard all over the House. The Conjurer shook his Head at him and frowned; but went on to Something else. Again Tom was pleased; again he clapped as heartily as any. The next Trick he marked his Approval of by saying, "Very neat, very "neat." At Length came the grand Feat. of the Evening, which was swallowing a Carving-Knife. Everybody's Attention was riveted, when Tom said in an Expostulatory Voice, "But, my dear good "Fellow, how can you say there is no "Fraud or Deception?" "Sir, I defy "you to prove any," says the Conjurer. ' I will prove it directly," says Tom, " for "I have often seen the Thing better done "in India." "Sir, you are an impertinent "Fellow," says the Conjurer; "I must "insist upon it that you withdraw. If "you will not retire of your own Accord, "you mall do so on Compulsion, for it is "highly indecorous to interrupt a public "Performance in this Manner." "Well, but why did you ask me?" said Tom. "I didn't!" says the Conjurer. "You did," says Tom. "Didn't he?" to the whole House. "Knock him down! "Throw him over!" cried several Voices. "Give him into Custody!" "Nay," says Tom, " I don't want to make more

Product details

  • Paperback | 50 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 3mm | 109g
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236500903
  • 9781236500908