Soldiers Three. in Black and White. the Story of the Gadsbys. the Phantom 'Rickshaw and Other Tales. Wee Willie Winkie and Other Child Stories

Soldiers Three. in Black and White. the Story of the Gadsbys. the Phantom 'Rickshaw and Other Tales. Wee Willie Winkie and Other Child Stories

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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. 1900 edition. Excerpt: ...you'll do. Only don't look so like a criminal. Ring, gloves, fees--that's all right for me. Let your mustache alone. Now, if the tats are ready, we'll go. Capt. G.--(Nervously.) It's much too soon. Let's light up! Let's have apeg! Let's... Capt. M.--Let's make bally asses of ourselves. Bells.--(Without. ) Capt. G.--(Dismounting at the door of the church.) I say, aren't we much too soon? There are no end of people inside. I say, aren't we much too late? Stick by me, Jack! What the devil do I do? Capt. M.--Strike an attitude at the head of the aisle and wait for Her. (G. groans as M. wheels him into position before three hundred eyes.) Capt. M.--(Imploringly.) Gaddy, if you love me, for pity's sake, for the Honor of the Regiment, stand up! Chuck yourself into your uniform! Look like a man! I've got to speak to the Padre a minute. (G. breaks into a gentle perspiration.) If you wipe your face I'll never be your best man again. Stand up! (G. trembles visibly.) Capt. M.--(Returning.) She's coming now. Look out when the music starts. There's the organ beginning to clack. Bride steps out of 'rickshaw at Church door. G. catches a glimpse of her and takes heart. Organ.--(Diapason and bourdon.) The Voice that breathed o'er Eden, That earliest marriage-day, The primal marriage blessing, It hath not passed away. Capt. M.--(Watching G.) By Jove! He is looking well. 'Didn't think he had it in him. Capt. G.--How long does this hymn go on for? Capt. M.--It will be over directly. (Anxiously.) Beginning to bleach and gulp? Hold on, Gaddy, and think o' the Regiment. Capt. G.--(Measuredly.) I say, there's a big brown lizard...show more

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  • Paperback
  • 189 x 246 x 8mm | 277g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • English
  • Illustrations, black and white
  • 1236749561
  • 9781236749567