The Universal Standard Speaker; A Handbook of Entertainment for All Occassions; Including Rules for the Training of the Voice and the Use of Gesture

The Universal Standard Speaker; A Handbook of Entertainment for All Occassions; Including Rules for the Training of the Voice and the Use of Gesture

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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. 1915 edition. Excerpt: ...it arter awhile at this rate, thinks I. "Petej ' saysshe, " there's suthin' troublin you; tis mighty wrong T'r you to keep it from a body, for an inard jorrer is a consumin' fire." She said this, lAc did, the sly critter. She knowed what.13 the matter all the time mighty well, and was only trying to fish it out, but I was so far gone I couldn't see the point At last I sorter gulped down the big lump a-risin' in my throat, and sez I, sez I, "Sail, do you love anybody?" "Well," sez she, "there's dad and mam," and s-countin' of her fingers all the time, with her eyes sorter shet like a feller shoo-in' off a gun, ' and there's old Pide (that were theii old cow), and I can't think of anybody else just now, '! says she. Now, this was orful for a feller dead in love; so arter awhile 1 tried another shute. Sez I, "Sail," sez I, "I'm powerful lonesome at home, and sometimes think if I only had a nice, pretty wife to love and talk to, move, and have my bein' with, I'd be a tremendous feller." Sez I, " Sail, ' do you know any gal would keer for me?:: With that she begins, and names over al.' the gals for five miles around, and never once came nigh naming herself, and sed I oughter get/one of them. This sorter got my dander up, so I hitched my chair up, close to her, and shet my eyes and sed, "SALL, You are the Very gal I' ve been hankering arter for a long time I love you all over, from the sole of your head to the crown of your foot, and I don't care who knows it, and if you say so we'll be jined together in the holy bonds of hem lock, Epluribusunum, world without end amen!" sez I; and then I felt like I'c throwed up an alligator; I felt so relieved. With that she...show more

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  • Paperback | 226 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 12mm | 413g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236939301
  • 9781236939302