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book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not
illustrated. 1861 edition. Excerpt: ... V PICKING UP A POCKET-BOOK
Several people came in at the gate, not only when the last speaker
had withdrawn, but at various times throughout the day, from whom
nothing could be extracted by the utmost ingenuity of Mr.
Traveller, save what their calling was (when they had any), whence
they came, and whither they were going. But, as those who had
nothing to tell, clearly could tell nothing in justification of Mr.
Mopes the Hermit, Mr. Traveller was almost as well satisfied with
them as with any of the rest. Some of the many visitors came of a
set purpose, attracted by curiosity; some, by chance, looking in to
explore so desolate a place; many had often been there before, and
came for drink and halfpence. These regular clients were all of the
professed vagrant order; "and, as I observed to you," Mr. Traveller
invariably remarked with coolness when they were gone, " are part
of the Nuisance." When any one approached, either purposely or
accidentally, to whom the figure in the blanket was new, Mr.
Traveller, acting as a selfconstituted showman, did the honours of
the place: referring to the Hermit as " our friend in there," and
asking the visitor, without further explanation--lest his own
impartiality should be called in question--if he could favour our
friend in there with any little experience of the living and moving
world? It was in answer to this inquiry, that a sunburnt gentleman
of middle age, with fine bright eyes, and a remarkable air of
determination and self-possession (he had come over from the
assizetown, he said, to see the sight in the soot and cinders),
spake thus: Office-hours were over, and we were all taking down our
straw-hats from the pegs on which they dangled; ledgers were
clasped, papers put away, desks locked, and the...
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