Pick-Me-Up Volume 6

Pick-Me-Up Volume 6

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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. 1891 edition. Excerpt: ...done this moderately all my life. The most violent exercise I ever remember taking was when in a regretfully heated moment I called the old man next door a liar. He afterwards explained that but for the fact that I was the sole support of an orphaned father, he would have made a mummy of THE TURN OF THE WHEEL; OR, I finally decided to buy a tricycle, as being more to be depended on thn other kinds of machines. When you want to stop for a moment on a tricycle you can pull up and can feel pretty sure that the concern won't want to play any conjuring tricks with you. There are several ways of getting a trie) cle now on exceptionally easy terms. You can either buy it right out, or you can get it on the instalment plan by paying threepence a week for a year, and being summoned for the balance at the County Court. Some people put an advertisement in the paper and say they would like a second-hand tricycle in good repair in exchange for a couple of white mice or a tame canary. But, of course, we can't all afford to be so liberal with our household pets. One of the jolliest forms of cycling is to have a machine with a nice little seat in front for the youngest Miss Thompson. You always put the lady in front, and then if you sheuld happen to run into anything it doesn't matter very much. Indeed, the chances are that you won't get hurt at all. Considered i s sport, this sort of cycling is, of course, enjoyable enough; but when the same thing is supplied at a reduced price under Government auspices, it is called the treadmill for short. To a really sensitive girl there are times when tandem cycle riding is capable of producing the keenest and most heart-rendering disappointment. At a critical moment you lean forward and softly murmur, "Miss...show more

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  • Paperback | 166 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 9mm | 308g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236579933
  • 9781236579935