The Saturday Evening Post Volume 183, No. 4

The Saturday Evening Post Volume 183, No. 4

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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. 1911 edition. Excerpt: ...at once, don't it?" said Tommy Burke. "What with a murder right off, oh, it's very excitin'. " If Fanny thought so he said nothing, but went down the stairs with the gloomy resolution of a strong murderer going to the scaffold. "You don't want to back out?" asked Ponsonby, who had some feelings of compassion when it absolutely came to the point. "Did you ever know me back out so long as my pony had three legs? "asked Fanny _ in the language of polo. 5 And as they came on the 3 platform the ticket examiner._ sang out: E "W'itechapel trine!" f As it happened, it was one of the last old compartment trains before the world of London was electrified out of its ancient sleep and urged to become worthy to compete with Chicago and Glasgow. And the train happened to be pretty full. Yet as fate and Fanny's luck would have it, the compartment opposite him and his six friends was empty, save for one young woman. Tommy Burke opened it and Gloomy Fanny entered like one in a dream. And Tommy slammed the door. The others crowded round. They all spoke together. "Buck up, Fanny." "If you can't stick it " "Oh, he can--what, Fanny funk it!" "Our best regards to all in Whitechapel." "Oh, west is west and east is east i" "Rot, Finley." "You mustn't tell 'em you're a lord, Fanny; that wouldn't be fair--" "Now, gentlemen, goin' on 'ere?" said the guard; and they stood back as the train started. Then they cheered, but Tommy Burke snatched the papers from Ponsonby and, running, threw them into the carriage. "Offul murdah in W'itechapel," he said. "Good night, ...show more

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  • Paperback | 974 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 49mm | 1,701g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236991680
  • 9781236991683