Us Three, by E.A.B.D

Us Three, by E.A.B.D

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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. 1885 edition. Excerpt: ... 'Hill' besides Jack Hill," Daddy replied hotly, "an' now as I think on it, I mind that me an' Jack passed Eddy Hill, his cousin, close to the Bank, idlin' an' talkin' with you, Herbert Moore, an' with Bob Morris, when he was goin' up to Woodlands." Moore looked more and more uncomfortable, but retorted, as if determined to bully Oliver out of his convictions--"He did do it all the same; 'ee won't get the bobbies to believe that 'ere story, as soft as all that." "I s'pose they'll believe it, if it's proved he warn't anywhere near the place when it happened," Oliver returned resolutely. "Where's Mr. Brown? I'll go and tell he all about it this minute." "Yes, do 'ee lad," many of the men re-echoed; "let the boy get fair play anyway." Oliver darted out of the room and up the stairs to Mr. Brown's private sanctum, where none of the workmen were ever supposed to intrude, except on the very rare occasion of a private interview with the master when he sent for them, but Daddy never stopped to think about proprieties until he had reached the door and knocked violently. A low murmur was heard inside, but this ceased immediately on hearing his authoritative rap, and a rather surprised voice responded, " Come in." He pushed the door open and stood in the presence of Mr. Brown, Miss Hood, and Mrs. Hill. "Oliver?" his master exclaimed. "Please, sir," he began breathlessly, " they've took up Jack Hill, an' I know he ain't done it, 'cos he was with me just about the time, I'm pretty sure." "Oh, that's right, Oliver!" Miss Hood interrupted; "I daresay you are the very one to help us out of this difficulty--tell us all you know." " more

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  • Paperback | 46 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 3mm | 100g
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236533216
  • 9781236533210