Our Trip to Blunderland; Or, the Grand Excursion to Blundertown and Back

Our Trip to Blunderland; Or, the Grand Excursion to Blundertown and Back

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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. 1877 edition. Excerpt: ...said he. "Move on!" cried she--" move on, siree!" "Peeler of the State, I stands," said he. Suddenly some one rushed out at the door (knocking the old lady so that she tumbled over the policeman), and coming up to the boys said, "Are you judges of sweet things?" "I should rather think so," replied Jaques. "Then come along at once," said he; and before they had time to think, he hurried them upstairs into a room where three pompous: looking attendants in white coats and enormous black 120 GETTING A WIGGING. neckcloths dressed them up in grand robes, put immense full-bottomed wigs on their heads, and opening a door, pointed to three large chairs. The boys went in and sat down on the chairs, while everybody in the court rose up, making a low bow, and a crier called out--"All persons, without any further ado before my Lords the Justices of Assize so small Boyer and Determiner, and Jug ale Delivery, draw beer and give to attendants." This announcement about beer might have appeared to be an aberration on the crier's part, had it not been that, as is usual in criminal courts, there were plenty of queer mugs among the people in the building. The boys hardly knew what to think of their new position. Norval and Jaques were rather overawed by their robes. Ranulf had got between his brothers, and so was seated in the Lord Chief Justice's chair. At first he looked as grave as a judge, which was just what he ought to have done in the circumstances; but after a little he glanced 122 A SWEET THING. from below, saying, " If yer Ludship pleases," and sat down again. "I hope I do please," said Ranulf. "Papa always bids us try to please." "Your Lordship pleases...show more

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  • Paperback | 34 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 2mm | 82g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236551362
  • 9781236551368