The Tale of a Monkey

The Tale of a Monkey : Or the Mischievous Maneuvres of Dandy Jack (Classic Reprint)

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Excerpt from The Tale of a Monkey: Or the Mischievous Maneuvres of Dandy Jack I first saw Jack. He and I were both young, and in the course of a confidential friendship which sprung up between us, founded originally upon a piece of preserved citron which I presented to him, and con tinned and consummated by numberless presents of dried apples, sugar - candy, shell-barks and chestnuts, figs, dates, and bitter almonds, (which latter he did not seem to enjoy, ) extracted from him the materials for the first two parts of the following life. Later in years, when in a fit of contrition, occasioned by what he considered a mortal illness, he lamented his folly in attempting to imitate the vanities of mankind, he related most of the other parts. For the remainder, I am indebted to other but not less reliable sources of information. In the h0pe that this little volume may prove an amusing and instructive story to those little readers into whose hands it may chance to be thrown, and that, like Oliver Twist, they may constantly ask for more, I am very truly. About the Publisher Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at This book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art technology to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 124 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 7mm | 177g
  • English
  • 24 Illustrations; Illustrations, black and white
  • 1333141947
  • 9781333141943