T.P.'s Weekly Volume 1-30

T.P.'s Weekly Volume 1-30

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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. 1902 edition. Excerpt: ...blessedness for that state of double uncertainty which is called matrimony._ In vain the vicar (he was much worried by Sally's vagaries) reminded her that she was growing old. "Ripest fi-uit's always soundest," quoth Sally, with dignity, after requesting the vicar to wipe the January snow off his feet. "You wouldn't have me throw myself at the heads of those young flitterbats, vicar." "Do you--do you mean Silas Warne and Joe Hooker? _ They're Just about your own age," said the vicar. "Why can't you make up your mind to marry one of them? You're getting on, you know, Sally, getting on.'_', _ " You di n't seeposc, sir," said Sally, with offended dignity, "as I meant to marrv both of 'em! " _ " Certainly not;_ certainly not. VVhat put such an idea into your head? " Sally (she sat beside the window in her tiny cottage. which was beautifully clean and sweet) snipped ti. dead leaf off her famous double red geranium, and looked at the vicar in lperplexity. "Fact is, sir, I can't ma e up my mind." _ "Oan't make up your mind! But you've had nearly forty years to think it over." Sally went to the cupboard and produced an old milk book. She handed it solemnly to the vicar. "What's this'! " he asked, in astonishment. "It's their record," said_ Sally. " Silas have asked me thirty-nine times, once a year refigler; and Joe Hooker only thirty-eig t." "Why didn't Joe Hooker ask you thirty-nine times also?" asked the amused vicar, totting up Sally's clumsy figures, with a view to be sure that she had not made a...show more

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  • Paperback | 960 pages
  • 188.98 x 246.13 x 48.01mm | 1,678.28g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 123689605X
  • 9781236896056