Peregrine Bunce, Or, Settled at Last; A Novel

Peregrine Bunce, Or, Settled at Last; A Novel

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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. 1857 edition. Excerpt: ...to the materiel which had been placed before him: and as it began about the same time to snow slightly, the agonies of Peregrine lest the promenaders should return before he had finished his operations, coupled with a positive certainty that if it set in for snow in any serious degree his kind hostess would not permit his friend to turn out under any cir-' cumstances, kept him in a state of nervousness which nobody whodhas not felt something a little like it, can possibly understzin. Every huge hit of meat which the vampire threw in from the deep cavern of a vast Strasbourg pie, was watched by Peregrine with an anxiety wholly indescribable--that any one of the masses should have terminated his existence, would have been to Peregrine a much smaller calamity than the continuance of his perseverin assiduity in successfully swallowing it. He walked to the win ow--looked at the snow---then, by way of being civil, and of cheering his own spirits, took a glass of wine with his un welcome companion. Deuce a bit did Hobsnob seem inclined to move. "Nice place this," said he, helping himself to a bumper of Madeira, and just drawing away his chair from the table, as much as to express practioall, " I can't eat any more."--" You are f'ortune's favourite, Mr. lg." "I am exceedingl happy," said Peregrine, "to be so well received here; and ' rather thank you for your call to-day, for it reminds me that a man ought never to wear out a friend's hospitality." "A y, ay," said the vampire, warmed with the wine, " I guess how it is, --I have said so--mum--all will be right--only, for your own sake, don't fail Thursday--I assure you, my...show more

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  • Paperback | 144 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 8mm | 268g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236770102
  • 9781236770103