The Postumous Papers of the Pickwick Club

The Postumous Papers of the Pickwick Club

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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. 1837 edition. Excerpt: ...old gentleman said this, he looked so fierce that Tom began to grow frightened. "' I didn't mean to treat you with any disrespect, sir, ' said Tom; in a much humbler tone than he had spoken in at first. "'Well, well, said the old fellow, 'perhaps not--perhaps not. Tom--' "' Sir--' "' I know everything about you, Tom; everything. You're very poor, Tom.' "' I certainly am, ' said Tom Smart. 'But how came you to know that?' "' Never mind that, ' said the old gentleman; 'you're much too fond of punch, Tom.' "' Tom Smart was just on the point of protesting that he hadn't tasted a drop since his last birthday, but when his eye encountered that of the old gentleman, he looked so knowing that Tom blushed, and was silent. "' Tom, ' said the old gentleman, 'the widow's a fine woman--remarkably fine woman--eh, Tom?' Here the old fellow screwed up his eyes, cocked up one of his wasted little legs, and looked altogether so unpleasantly amorous, that Tom was quite disgusted with the levity of his behaviour;--at his time of life, too! "' I am her guardian, Tom, ' said the old gentleman. "' Are you?' inquired Tom Smart. "' I knew her mother, Tom, ' said the old fellow; 'and her grandmother. She was very fond of me--made me this waistcoat, Tom.' "' Did she?' said Tom Smart. "'And these shoes, ' said the old fellow, lifting up one of the red-cloth mufflers; 'but don't mention it, Tom. I shouldn't like to have it known that she was so much attached to me. It might occasion some unpleasantness in the family.' When the old rascal said this, he looked so extremely impertinent, that, as Tom Smart afterwards declared, he could have sat upon him without remorse. "' I have been a great favourite among...show more

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  • Paperback | 158 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 9mm | 295g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236863739
  • 9781236863737