Pounceford Hall

Pounceford Hall

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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. 1873 edition. Excerpt: ...What, is it since you went down in January? Ah! of course 'tis! I remember now; 'twas the week before Sedgeley Fair, and that falls at the end of February. Why, he stumbled one evening at the bottom of Borley Hill, and went full pelt on to some stones just put down. Poor brute! his knees was a sight! They let 'un lie up for a fortnight or more; but, bless yer heart! they saw he'd never do for us again, and so they sold 'un, as I told ye; but there, he'll never get over it--he'll always be a bit stiff like." The boys were sorry to hear this of poor Punch, for he was a favourite with some of them. He was a Eoman-nosed horse, hence his name: he would eat biscuits from the boys' hands, and many a penny was thus spent for his benefit. He was always impatient to be off as soon as he was put in, not waiting for the horse-cloth to be taken off, although he never had his shoulders bruised by rubbing too hard against the collar. It was quite unnecessary to pull him up at the bottom of a hill to take the drag up. Thus was the journey beguiled until the coach neared Grampton, when Fred and James had enough to do to look out for the old familiar landmarks. One ilear spot after another was observed, and now and then a familiar face, from the town. The boys in the exuberance of then spirits felt inclined to salute any one they knew by name, though they had never before spoken to them. They were too occupied to think even of their pea-shooters, or to finish the remainder of their refreshment that was uneaten. They began to say their last words to then-companions, to make little plans for the holidays; and soon the outskirts of the town were reached. With what pleasure were the shops passed that had often been their resort when holiday pence were...show more

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  • Paperback | 54 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 3mm | 113g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236772229
  • 9781236772220