Tommy And Co

Tommy And Co

by Jerome K. Jerome
     
 

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Story The Third Grindley Junior drops into the Position of Publisher are the ways of the West Central district that have changed less within the last half-century than Nevill

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Story The Third Grindley Junior drops into the Position of Publisher are the ways of the West Central district that have changed less within the last half-century than Nevill's Court, leading from Great New Street into Fetter Lane. Its north side still consists of the same quaint row of small low shops that stood there — doing perhaps a little brisker business — when George the Fourth was King ; its southern side of the same three substantial houses each behind a strip of garden, pleasant by contrast with surrounding grimness, built long ago — some say before Queen Anne was dead. Out of the largest of these, passing through the garden, then well cared for, came one sunny Sunday morning, some fifteen years before the commencement proper of this story, one Solomon 79 Appleyard, pushing in front of him a perambulator. At the brick wall surmounted by wooden railings that divides the garden from the court, Solomon paused, hearing behind him the voice of Mrs. Appleyard speaking from the doorstep. " If I don't see you again until dinner-time, I'll try and get on without you, understand. Don't think of nothing but your pipe and forget the child. And be careful of the crossings." Mrs. Appleyard retired into the darkness. Solomon, steering the perambulator carefully, emerged from Nevill's Court without accident. The quiet streets drew Solomon westward. A vacant seat beneath the shade overlooking the Long Water in Kensington Gardens invited to rest. " Piper ?" suggested a small boy toSolomon. " Sunday Times, 'Server ? " " My boy," said Mr. Appleyard, speaking slowly, " when you've been mewed up with newspapers eighteen hours a day for six days a week, you can do without 'em for a morning. Take 'em away. I want to forget the smell of 'em." Solomon, having assure...

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ISBN-13:
9781604508345
Publisher:
Serenity Publishers
Publication date:
10/08/2010
Pages:
152
Product dimensions:
5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.35(d)

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Story The Third Grindley Junior drops into the Position of Publisher are the ways of the West Central district that have changed less within the last half-century than Nevill's Court, leading from Great New Street into Fetter Lane. Its north side still consists of the same quaint row of small low shops that stood there doing perhaps a little brisker business when George the Fourth was King ; its southern side of the same three substantial houses each behind a strip of garden, pleasant by contrast with surrounding grimness, built long ago some say before Queen Anne was dead. Out of the largest of these, passing through the garden, then well cared for, came one sunny Sunday morning, some fifteen years before the commencement proper of this story, one Solomon 79 Appleyard, pushing in front of him a perambulator. At the brick wall surmounted by wooden railings that divides the garden from the court, Solomon paused, hearing behind him the voice of Mrs. Appleyard speaking from the doorstep. " If I don't see you again until dinner-time, I'll try and get on without you, understand. Don't think of nothing but your pipe and forget the child. And be careful of the crossings." Mrs. Appleyard retired into the darkness. Solomon, steering the perambulator carefully, emerged from Nevill's Court without accident. The quiet streets drew Solomon westward. A vacant seat beneath the shade overlooking the Long Water in Kensington Gardens invited to rest. " Piper ?" suggested a small boy to Solomon. " Sunday Times, 'Server ? " " My boy," said Mr. Appleyard, speaking slowly, " when you've been mewed up with newspapers eighteen hours a day for six days a week, you can do without 'em for a morning. Take 'emaway. I want to forget the smell of 'em." Solomon, having assure...

Meet the Author

Jerome K. Jerome, born on May 2, 1859, in Staffordshire, England, was an actor and teacher before becoming a popular novelist with The Idle Thoughts of an Idle Fellow. Three Men in a Boat followed, which recounted an expedition on the Thames. Known for his humor and spirituality.He died on June 14, 1927.

The Jerome K. Jerome Society was formed in 1984 and consists of members from all over the globe. Belsize house holds the Jerome K. Jerome museum and houses a fair amount of photographs, books and personal items of Jerome's.

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