Excerpt from Saved From the Sea, or the Loss of the "Viper," and the Adventures of Her Crew in the Great Sahara
That is too bad, I exclaimed. A pretty figure I will make, going through the streets in this state.
Never mind, Charlie, he answered. Come into old Spurlings shop he will sew it up in a trice. He always mends our things and I will pay for it.
I at once accepted my schoolfellow's offer; and we made our way to the narrow lane in which Andrew's small shop was situated. I had never before been there, though I had occasionally seen his tall, gaunt figure as he wended his way to church on Sunday; for on no other day in the week did he appear out of doors.
Here's Charlie Blore, who wants to have his jacket mended, Mr. Spurling, said Dick, introducing me.
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