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(without typos) from the publisher. 1907. Not illustrated. Excerpt:
... CHAPTER IX A CHAPTER OF ACCIDENTS 'Wherein I speak] of most
disastrous chances, Of moving accidents by flood and field, Of
hair-breadth 'scapes.' Shakespeare. When Tom came back into school
after a couple of days in the sick-room, he found matters much
changed for the better, as East had led him to expect. Flashman's
brutality had disgusted even most of his intimate friends, and his
cowardice had once more been made plain to the House; for Diggs had
encountered him on the morning after the lottery, and after high
words on both sides, had struck him, and the blow was not returned.
However, Flashey was not unused to this sort of thing, and had
lived through as awkward affairs before, and, as Diggs had said,
fed and toadied himself back into favour again. Two or three of the
boys who had helped to roast Tom came up and begged his pardon, and
thanked him for not telling anything. Morgan sent for him, and was
inclined to take the matter up warmly, but Tom begged him not to do
it; to which he agreed, on Tom's promising to come to him at once
in future--a promise which I regret to say he didn't keep. Tom kept
Harkaway all to himself, and won the second prize in the lottery,
some thirty shillings, which he and East contrived to spend in
RULE-BREAKING 195 about three days, in the purchase of pictures for
their study, two new bats and a cricket-ball, all the best that
could be got, and a supper of sausages, kidneys, and beef-steak
pies to all the rebels. Light come, light go; they wouldn't have
been comfortable with money in their pockets in the middle of the
half. The embers of Flashman's wrath, however, were still
smouldering, and burst out every now and then in sly blows and
taunts, and they both felt that they hadn't quite done with him
yet. It wasn't long, however, ...
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