Will Watch; From the Auto-Biography of a British Officer Volume 1

Will Watch; From the Auto-Biography of a British Officer Volume 1

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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. 1834 edition. Excerpt: ...tell how ever we should have got over it. " I lost no time in what I had to do, but sold all my gear and traps, to get the money that was necessary, and then was rather pushed for it; though Fan did all she could to hide this from me, and, would you think it, Sir? if the little girl didn't go and raise the cash that was wanting, on-the best of her own toggery, to an old she-blood sucker, --an old milliner who hadn't the heart to lend a few dubs without it. "I only came to this chanceways as it might be, and I soon rummaged up the rhino to get them back to her before I started; and that was the saddest night I ever knew, or ever hope to know, that's more. We endeavoured to stave it off as long as we could, but 'twould come; and even then nothing but the militia would have got me off, for I tried to get a substitute, but they wouldn't have him; they'd been put up to that by old Voodenhead. " 'Twas in October, a cold stormy night, Sir, blowing marlingspikes and great guns, when the little barky I had entered for, promised to send a boat for me at twelve o'clock, to wait till such time as I could make my number, bag, and baggage, and the coxswain was to come up to our cottage, and give a whistle by way of signal. Now ye see, Sir, we'd pretended to go to roost as usual, in order to keep the matter quiet; so as sodn as I heard the whistle, I gave three taps on the wall for Fanny, and as her room opened into that of the old man's, she trips along through this, steals the key of the front door, and meets me waiting there with all my kit. We soon let in the coxswain, who brought one of his boat's crew, and having had a quiet glass of grog, they shouldered the traps, ...show more

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  • Paperback | 58 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 3mm | 122g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236855175
  • 9781236855176