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18 edition. Excerpt: ...He may be able to say a word in season.
Stay I think I'll go to him." " You, John? Much as your life is
worth Don't 'ee stir now, and I'll fetch him." " But I'm better up,
Harry--I'm better up " " D'ye hear that now? Are ye though, John? "
" The temptation grows weaker as I sit up. The unbelief departs." "
Hark'ee, now What is it troubles you, John?" " It's Simon Simpson's
wooden-leg." "What, John?" " Wooden-les, I say Wooden-leg Ay, there
it is again The old Adam of unbelief--the temptation of the divvil.
Fetch Mr. Humphreys, Harry Quick quick " Mr. Humphreys was sleeping
a disturbed sleep, and dreaming wild dreams in the chaotic room,
containing the old temptations and the two beds, into which Mr.
Staunton had been introduced on the first night of his visit. A
species of nightmare oppressed the senses of Mr. Humphreys. The
huge bass-fiddle had indignantly come down from its shelf, had
donned the tall fishing-boots, had seized the long black pipe, and,
while with one hand it held the latter to what might be lips, or
indeed might be any thing else, with the other it scraped across
its own protuberant corporation with a mighty bow, drawing forth
hilarious notes of the deepest and heartiest character and
proportions, and dancing madly to the tune which it was weaving out
of itself. It had succeeded in leaping over one of the cross-beams
when old Harry entered the room, and roused Mr. Humphreys out of
his uneasy slumber. Old Harry. " Mr. Humphreys, please get up.
Brother John's badl" Mr. Humphreys. " Ah, Mr. Henry Very glad you,
woke me. What is it?" Old Harry. " John's taken a new turn. Very
bad wants you to see him. Please dress as fast as you can; he's
very bad. Tried Bible, and hymn-book, and spectacles. Won't do "
Mr. Humphreys. " Is...
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John Stanyan Bigg
||246 x 189 x 5mm (L x W x T)
||Paperback - Trade
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