Pen Volume 1903

Pen Volume 1903

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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. 1903 edition. Excerpt: ...She was so troubled and anxious about it that at last Sandy reluctantly agreed to go after he had had a word or two with Mr. Mangles, and he went down into the kitchen for that purpose after carrying Tre up to her room. Mr. Mangles was smoking very strong tobacco, and the kitchen, which had been sacred to 'Liza in old times, was now reeking with smoke, enough to make even Sandy's well-seasoned eyes smart and prick. In answer to Sandy's questions he said, "Yes, I were put in a week to-day. Sprigg and Bateman's my governors, and Mason's the landlord, lives round the corner in Beeston Street. Oh, it ain't for much, bless yer! and things could be arranged in a jiffy. Mason ain't the man to be 'ard on a gent as is down on his luck; but he's a bit pinched himself is Mason, 'ouses don't pay nohow, what with run-away tenants and repairs constant, and all this 'ullabaloo about drainage and water as parties makes nowadays, so he's forced to look after his rent pretty sharp, he is, and small blame to him. But lookey here, if you're a friend of the guvnor here, you just give him a tip to mind what he's up to with them two; " and Mr. Mangles gave a significant jerk with the stem of his pipe over his shoulder, in the direction of the staircase, to indicate Pen and Tre. "Ain't he got any aunts or mothers or such like belonging to him as could take 'em clear away out of this? it's just killing of 'em! They ain't the sort to rough it; there's children as takes to debt and botheration like ducks to the water and thrives on it, and there's others as it just kills, and that's them," said Mr. Mangles oracularly, resuming his pipe and drawing at it fiercely, till his nostrils grew round and black and distended. "See the guvnor first...
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  • Paperback | 58 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 3mm | 122g
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236977424
  • 9781236977427