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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. 1879 edition. Excerpt: ...enter a sick-room; but Mr. Bloken himself was not surprised, though it was evident that he regarded it as a confirmation of his worst fears. Neither were his friends at any pains to conceal from him by their manner their own impression of his imminent danger. In fact it almost seemed as if any other line of action would have been considered a slight to Mr. Bloken, as implying that he would lie by for an insignificant ailment. As they entered, Mr. Bloken sat up in bed, and having first testified to his sense of the gravity of the occasion by a deep groan, which he believed (perhaps without adequate reason) to be involuntary, extended his hand to be shaken in succession by all his chums. This operation was performed with much heartiness, but in solemn silence. Then Mr. Bloken, feeling that some remark was expected of him, gruffly muttered--"It's all oop." There was no attempt at contradiction. This would have been, to say the least, indelicate. On the contrary, there was a certain air of satisfaction on the faces of the visitors, as of men who were not disappointed in the high moral qualities of their friend. And Abraham Bunting signified his acquiescence, in the worst view of the case by saying--"If it's legs, it's orkard." "It is legs," said Mr. Bloken, gloomily. And, to add force to this remark, he exhibited the members in question, which were certainly swollen, flabby, and puffy. Each of his friends now took a look at this private exhibition, and then they all grouped themselves on the bed and about the room, wherever they could find a place to sit down. Nothing more was said, however, for several minutes, during which time the whole crew smoked vigorously. Having in this way brought the atmosphere of the...
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