The Wheel World Volume 5-6

The Wheel World Volume 5-6

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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. 1882 edition. Excerpt: ... disregard for danger. Such seems to have been the case with an aeronaut and his son, who were tricycling in Kent on a sociable, and who went to bed in oblivion of the presence of a lighted pipe which one had been smoking in bed. What threatened to be a tragedy was turned into a comedy, and the curtain descended with the spectacle of the London Editor of this magazine, and the Editor of The Tricyclist, who are anti-tobacconists, pointing the moral against smoking. Thefts of machines, which have been obtained under pretext of hiring, have become rather common, Brighton, Newton, Southsea, and Bournemouth being amongst the towns honoured by the gentry whose education is deficient upon the points of understanding the meaning of meum and tuum. Four months upon the merry mill is to supersede Mr. John Crease's bicycling exercise, and when the January gaol-delivery enables the Dorsetshire grocer's assistant to roam abroad and take the Creases out of his limbs, he will probably prefer to make a modest competence by ihe more orthodox means of sanding sugar and fakmg scales., The annual raid of Sledgehammersmith policemen has been made, and Mr. Sheil has acted fully up to his illustrious colleague's traditions by inflicting the fullest possible penalty upon the slightest possible evidence. "Which nobody can Dean-y" that the mounted patrol exhibits a degree of zeal--albeit tempered by indiscretion--which would be laudable in a more worthy cause, such as the capture of burglars or the ferreting out of mysterious murderers. There is a flutter of excitement among the press-men and amateur correspondents, consequent upon the prospect of the revival of the great, the glorious, the thrillsome, the never-ending "Amateur Question." Tricycling is...show more

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  • Paperback | 238 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 13mm | 431g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236612752
  • 9781236612755