One Hundred Choice Selections Volume 16

One Hundred Choice Selections Volume 16

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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. 1904 edition. Excerpt: ... boys all wild at once. The chairs was put in row, And at the head was Lanky Jim, and at the foot was Joe, And high upon the bar itself the school-master was raised, And the bar-keep put his glasses down, and sat and silent gazed. And Ifianky Jim, with one long stride, got up and took his 0 air. 0 little kids! my pretty kids, 'twas touchin' to snrvev These bearded men, with weppings on, like school-boys at their play. They'd laugh with glee, and shout to see each other lead the van, And Bob sat up as monitor with a cue for a rattan, Till the chair gave out "incinerate," and Brown said he'd be durned If any such blamed word as that in school was ever learned. When " phthisis" came they all sprang up, and vowed the man who rung Another blamed Greek word on them be taken out and hung. As they sat down again I saw in Bilson's eye a flash, And Brown of Calaveras was a-twistin' his mustache, And when at last Brown slipped on "gneiss" and Bilson took his chair, He dropped some casual words about some folks who dyed their hair. And then the Chair grew very white, and the Chair said he'd adjourn, tut Poker Dick remarked that he would wait and get his turn; Then with a tremblin' voice and hand, and with a wanderin 9Y9 If he Chair next offered "eider-duck," and Dick began with "I," And Bilson smiled--then Bilson shrieked! Just how the fight begun I never kuowed, for Bilson dropped and Dick he moved up one. 5! hen certain gents arose and said " they'd business down in camp, A nd " ez the road was rather dark, and ez the night was damp, 1'hey'd--" here got up Three-fingered Jack and locked the door and yelled: ...show more

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  • Paperback
  • 189 x 246 x 5mm | 191g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236902955
  • 9781236902955