Waring's Peril (Classic Reprint)

Waring's Peril (Classic Reprint)

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Excerpt from Waring's Peril But here a white arm shot out from a canopy of mosquito-netting, and first a boot-jack, then a slipper, then a heavy top-boot, came whiz zing past the darky's dodging head, and, finding expostulation vain, that faithful servitor bolted out in search of some ally more potent, and found one, though not the one he sought or desired, just entering the adjoining room. A big fellow, too, - too big, in fact, to be seen wearing, as was the fashion in the sixties, the shell jacket of the light artillery. He had a full round body, and a full round ruddy face, and a little round visor less cap cooked on one side of a round bullet head, not very full of brains, perhaps, yet reputed to be fairly stocked with what is termed horse sense. His bulky legs were thrust deep in long boots, and ornamented, so far as the skin-tight breeches of sky-blue were con cerned, with a scarlet welt along the seam, a welt that his comrades were wont to say would make a white mark on his nose, so red and bulbous was that organ. He came noisily in from the broad veranda overlooking the parade-ground, glanced about on the disarray of the bachelor sitting-room, then whirled on Ananias. About the Publisher Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at www.forgottenbooks.com 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.show more

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  • Paperback | 736 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 37mm | 966g
  • Forgotten Books
  • United States
  • English
  • , black & white illustrations
  • 0243325711
  • 9780243325719