Little Classics Volume 9

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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. 1875 Excerpt: ...time (it was now past twelve), they should hardly save the tide. "I knew it would be so," said Bagshaw, with more of discontent than he had thought to experience, considering the pains he had taken that everything should be well ordered. As Uncle John was stepping into the boat, Richards, with great ...
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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. 1875 Excerpt: ...time (it was now past twelve), they should hardly save the tide. "I knew it would be so," said Bagshaw, with more of discontent than he had thought to experience, considering the pains he had taken that everything should be well ordered. As Uncle John was stepping into the boat, Richards, with great dexterity, exchanged pareels with him, putting the Italian sausage into Uncle John's pocket and the spoons into his own; enhancing the wit of the manoeuvre by whispering to the Bagshaws, who, with infinite delight, had observed it. "Hang me," said Richards, "but he shall have enough of the garlic!" The old gentleman was quite unconscious of the operation, as Richards adroitly diverted his attention from it by giving him one of his facetious pokes in the ribs, which nearly bent him double, and drew a roar of laughter from every one else. Just as they were pushing off, their attention was attracted by a loud howling. It proceeded from a large Newfoundland dog which was standing at the water's edge. "Confound it!" cried Richards, "that's my Carlo! He has followed me, unperceived, all the way from home--I would not lose him for fifty pounds. I must take him back--pray put me ashore. This is very provoking--though he is a very quiet dog!" There was no mistaking this hint. Already were there two nuisances on board,--Master Charles and the Dutch pug: but as they were to choose between Jack Richards with his dog, or no Jack Richards (or in other words, no life and soul of the party), it was presently decided that Carlo should be invited to a seat on the hampers, which were stowed at the head of the boat,--Uncle John having first extracted from Mr. Richards an assurance that their new guest would lie there as still as a m...
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  • ISBN-13: 9781151089571
  • Publisher: General Books LLC
  • Publication date: 5/28/2012
  • Pages: 56
  • Product dimensions: 7.44 (w) x 9.69 (h) x 0.12 (d)

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