The World and a Man Volume 2

The World and a Man Volume 2

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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. 1898 edition. Excerpt: ...nose under his arm-pit. "An affectionate dog," said Luke. "That 'e is, sir," said the man, saluting again. "Come along, Sambo," and the dog, having received a farewell stroke, rushed off. A few moments later both man and beast came running back again, and as the man nodded civilly Luke was emboldened to ask what might that shed be used for. The man stopped. His face grew broad. "I'll give you a lift, sir, if you want to look in." "Thanks," said Luke, and availed himself of the offer. He had no difficulty in distinguishing the interior, which, to his amazement, was packed with every species of gardening implement and material. Huge quantities were stored there, and he had scarcely asked himself if the things he had supplied formed part of the contents of the shed than he espied by the opposite. wall a massive oak entrance-gate, richly carved, the result of three exchanges, the former patterns having failed to please the General. The five-foot-six rustic summer-house stood in a corner, and simultaneously he recognised several other articles. Everything had been deposited here to swell an already immense stock. "Aren't these things going to be used?" "Don't know, sir. We call it the museum. The governor's been collecting for two years. I suppose 'e 'as 'is ideas, but we none 0' us knows what they are. Thank-you, sir," and the man saluted again, pocketed the coppers, and went off in pursuit of the dog, leaving Luke vainly trying to grapple with the puzzle the General presented. To understand the man was beyond him. To disfigure the grounds with this ugly tarred wooden building was eccentricity enough, but...show more

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  • Paperback | 74 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 4mm | 150g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 123676904X
  • 9781236769046