Robert and Frederick [By C.E. Tonna]

Robert and Frederick [By C.E. Tonna]

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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. 1842 edition. Excerpt: ... sir? and this in an hitherto discreet boy! Let me tell you, Saville, that this is an innovation which I do not approve. Go, sir, go and apply soap and brush.' Then turning towards Frederick, who was standing in a most dolorous attitude, leaning with his head against the side of the mantel-piece. 'Well, Moss, ' he added, ' and what is the matter with you 1', 'Only a little disordered in the stomach, sir, ' said Smith, in his softest tone. Mr. Tomlinson did not observe the wink given at the same time to Faulkner. 'Sick!' repeated the usher, 'and I much marvel that this does not often occur in the experience of this boy. Did I not see him this very evening eating some sort of spiced condiment, such as boys in my time never tasted?' 'It was not the Bologna sausage, sir, whined Frederick; it was that nasty candle-end; it was, and you know it was, you do, ' he added, looking at the great boys. 'Candle-end, ' repeated Mr. Tomlinson, 'did I hear you right?' 'Yes, sir, ' replied Moss. 'Yes, that candle-end.' 'Do you mean to assert, ' exclaimed the astonished usher, 'do you really mean to affirm that you have actually and bona fide sucked, masticated, swallowed a candle-end? This is beyond belief.' 'I did not swallow it; I would not, ' replied Frederick, 'but Faulkner, and Smith, and Barlow, and Greaves all sucked large pieces, and swallowed them, too, they did. You know you did; you can't deny it.' 'Yes, they did, they did, ' exclaimed several young voices all at once; 'we saw them, and they licked their lips, and Greaves patted his stomach when the tallow was down.' 'Marvellous! astonishing! past belief!' cried the usher, 'but Mr. Halford must know of this. This is an innovation--an innovation, indeed. Let the night-bell be rung. You shall all of you go to bed;'...show more

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  • Paperback | 98 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 5mm | 191g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236609875
  • 9781236609878