The Parson O' Dumford, a Tale Volume 1-2

The Parson O' Dumford, a Tale Volume 1-2

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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. 1880 edition. Excerpt: ...was a twinkle in the stout man's eyes as he spoke, and he evidently enjoyed the joke. "No, you warn't going to offer me aride, doctor," said Sim. "Do you think I don't know?" "Right, Sim Slee, right," said the doctor, chuckling. "I never gave a man a lift on the road in my life, did I, Sim? Puzzle any one to sit by my side here, wouldn't it?" "Strange tight fit for him if he did," said Sim. "So it would, Sim; so it would, Sim," laughed the doctor. "I've asked a many though in my time; ha--ha--ha." "That you have, doctor," said Sim, looking at the goodly proportions of the man by his side. For it was Mr.--otherwise Dr.--Purley's one joke to ask everybody he overtook, or any of his convalescent patients, if they would have a lift in his gig. He had probably fired the joke as many times as he was days old; but it was always in use, and it never struck him that it might grow stale. "What's the matter with your hand, Sim?" said the doctor, touching the bound-up member with his whip. "Bit hurt--fell off a wall," said Sim, thrusting it in his breast. "And you have been poisoning it with Rag Jack oil, eh? I'll be bound you have, and when it's down bad you'll come to me to cure it. Say, Sim, some of your fellows knocked the young master about pretty well--he's rare and bruised." "I wish ivery bit of gruzzle in his body was bruzz," said Sim, fiercely. "Do you now!" said the doctor, smiling. "Well, I suppose it'll come to broken heads with some of you, and then you'll be glad of me. Who stole the bands?" Sim...show more

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  • Paperback | 66 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 4mm | 136g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236757831
  • 9781236757838