The Poor Gentleman, by G. Colman. the Heir at Law, by G. Colman. Speed the Plough, by T. Morton. the Honeymoon, by J. Tobin. the Wife, by J.S. Knowles. the Apostate, by R.L. Sheil. Ion, by Sir T.N. Talfourd

The Poor Gentleman, by G. Colman. the Heir at Law, by G. Colman. Speed the Plough, by T. Morton. the Honeymoon, by J. Tobin. the Wife, by J.S. Knowles. the Apostate, by R.L. Sheil. Ion, by Sir T.N. Talfourd

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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. 1892 edition. Excerpt: ...A surgeon of the vicinity was sent for, --a fellow without a patient, as it proved, and one not likely to let this Godsend lightly out of his hands. The inn, too, was empty of guests, and the landlady, naturally wishing to make the most of these travellers, readily entered into a compact with the half-starved doctor for this purpose. " He has no hurt, unluckily," said the doctor; " but as you are his cook and I his doctor, some things may happen. You must make him ill, and I must keep him so; it will be hard indeed if between us we cannot keep this fat goose long enough to pluck some of his extra feathers." This they did. What with low diet and plentiful bloodletting, Balthazar was kept three weeks as an invalid at the inn; and might have stayed longer had he not overheard his hostess and doctor plotting to detain him another week. " To-morrow we phlebotomize' again," said the doctor; " next day my new-invented patent draught; then I have some pills prepared; on Thursday we throw in the bark; on Friday " "Well, sir, on Friday?" demanded Balthazar, coming forward with drawn sword and angry face. "What on Friday? Come, proceed." This discovery made an instant change in the situation. The conspirators, finding themselves in an awkward dilemma, fell on their knees before the infuriated victim of their treachery, and begged for mercy, which Balthazar had at first little thought of granting. In the end, however, he promised the hostess her life if she would have all things prepared for his departure within five minutes. As for Lampedo, the doctor, he threatened him with death in a dozen different modes, but finally let him o5 in pity for his wife and three angelic babes, ...show more

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  • Paperback | 50 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 3mm | 109g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236802306
  • 9781236802309