Curly, an Actor's Story

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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 Excerpt: ...an end at once of Willie Jamieson, and consequently this story would never have been written. At that very moment, however, Curly, with something of his old alertness, at the imminent peril of his own life, sprang upon the bridle of the horse, and backed it. As the huge brute reared in the air the tremendous...
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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 Excerpt: ...an end at once of Willie Jamieson, and consequently this story would never have been written. At that very moment, however, Curly, with something of his old alertness, at the imminent peril of his own life, sprang upon the bridle of the horse, and backed it. As the huge brute reared in the air the tremendous impetus of the blow flung Deempster forward, and he fell head foremost on the kerb of the granite pavement, with a sound that was heard at the other end of the street. As he fell one foot remained inextricably entangled in the stirrup-iron, and the horse galloped madly round the corner to the right, dragging the body of the dead man after him. And thus it came to pass that Curly and Flora were avenged, and that, by his own hand and deed, the Laird of Strathmines fulfilled Elspeth M'Diarmid's weird! CHAPTER XVII. FACE TO FACE. AMIESOX'S engagement in Glasgow extended, on and off, for some years, during which his modest income was mortgaged for law expenses, so that he was able to save little or nothing. Curly's acting days were over; but he wrote a beautiful hand, and employed himself in copying parts, MSS., &c, for the theatre. Of course he didn't make much by this; but he contributed some small portion towards the household expenses, always hoarding up a little treasure for an especial purpose. Year after year, as regularly as the 12th of May approached, he disappeared. Generally he returned about a month afterwards, and resumed his place without a word. Willie guessed pretty well where he had been; but they quite understood each other, and no word ever passed between them on the subject. They grew older, and the world grew greyer and gloomier for both, and the case of ' Jamieson and Miller v. M'Allister and Others' continued to impoverish the poor...
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  • ISBN-13: 9781150209796
  • Publisher: General Books LLC
  • Publication date: 5/28/2012
  • Pages: 50
  • Product dimensions: 7.44 (w) x 9.69 (h) x 0.10 (d)

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