Stories from 'Pickwick'

Stories from 'Pickwick'

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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. 1905 edition. Excerpt: ...invigorated with the prospect of refreshments. "Out of the vay, young leathers. If you walley my precious life don't upset me, as the gen'l'man said to the driver, when they was a carryin' him to Tyburn." And quickening his pace to a sharp run, Mr Weller wheeled his master nimbly to the green hill, shot him dexterously out by the very side of the basket, and proceeded to unpack it with the utmost despatch. "Weal pie," said Mr Weller, soliloquising, as he arranged the eatables on the grass. "Wery good thing is a weal pie, when you know the lady as made it, and is quite sure it an't kittens; and arter all though, where's the odds, when they're so like weal that the wery piemen themselves don't know the difference?" "Don't they, Sam?" said Mr Pickwick. "Not they, sir," replied Mr Weller, touching his hat. "I lodged in the same house vith a pieman once, sir, and a wery nice man he was--reg'lar clever chap, too--make pies out o' anything, he could. 'What a number o' cats you keep, Mr Brooks, ' says I, when I'd got intimate with him. 'Ah, 'says he, 'I do--a good many, ' says he. 'You must be wery fond o' cats, ' says I. 'Other people is, ' says he, a winkin' at me; 'they an't in season till the winter though, ' says he. 'Not in season, ' says I. 'No, ' says he, 'fruits is in, cats is out.' 'Why, what do you mean?' says I. 'Mean?' says he. 'That I'll never be a party to the combination o' the butchers, to keep up the prices o' meat, ' says he. 'Mr Weller, ' says he, squeezing my hand wery hard, and vispering in my ear--'don't mention this here agin, but it's the seasonin' as does it. They're all made o' them noble animals, ' says he, a pointin' to a wery nice little tabby kitten, 'and I seasons 'em more

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  • Paperback | 86 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 5mm | 168g
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 123649816X
  • 9781236498168