Rates and Taxes and How They Were Collected, [Stories] by T. Hood [And Others]

Rates and Taxes and How They Were Collected, [Stories] by T. Hood [And Others]

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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. 1866 edition. Excerpt: ...time, but was so nearly being caught by his father so often, and had such difficulty at times to conceal Brue's victims from observation, that he felt he must get rid of the dog. When, therefore, Miss Vimpany, passing the bank one day, saw Brue outside, the separation of Frank and Brue was as surely decreed as if Baron Wilde had done it in legal form. Meyrick had concealed from his Zenobia the name of tho person to whom he had presented Brutus. He had "given him away," he said, and Miss V. did not at the time think of asking to whom. One morning, however, as she was passing the bank, she saw tho unmistakable Brutus reposing on the mat at the bank door with a dead cat in his mouth, waiting for admission. "Oh, the brute " said Miss V. to herself, "now Pll find out who owns him--some of those clerks, 1 daresay I" So she opened the door of the bank and went in, with a view to inquiring into the proprietorship of the dog. But Brutus took tho opportunity--followed her in--jumped up on the counter, and depositing his prey before his master, looked up in his face and wagged his tail. Miss Vimpany had no need to ask whose dog he was! She requested to be shown into Mr. Nesbitt's room. Frank, with fear and trembling, opened the door and bowed her in, and made up his mind that Seasby would be his destination within the next twenty-four hours. There was a storm! Miss Vimpany's account was a good one, and Mr. Nesbitt had a great respect for her, having known the late Mr. Vimpany at the time when he was "witching the world with," as the poet says, "noble" hardware. In vain Frank Nesbitt protested that tho dog had a natural genius for killing cats, and that he had not cultivated the gift. Brutus was condemned....show more

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  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
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  • 1236624998
  • 9781236624994