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1861. Tom Tiddler's Ground, by C. Dickens [And Others Volume 3 (Paperback) Loot Price: R270
Discovery Miles 2 700
1861. Tom Tiddler's Ground, by C. Dickens [And Others Volume 3 (Paperback): Books Group, Anonymous

1861. Tom Tiddler's Ground, by C. Dickens [And Others Volume 3 (Paperback)

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original 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 V PICKING UP A POCKET-BOOK Several people came in at the gate, not only when the last speaker had withdrawn, but at various times throughout the day, from whom nothing could be extracted by the utmost ingenuity of Mr.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...


Imprint: Rarebooksclub.com
Country of origin: United States
Release date: May 2014
First published: May 2014
Authors: Books Group • Anonymous
Creators: General Books
Dimensions: 246 x 189 x 3mm (L x W x T)
Format: Paperback - Trade
Pages: 46
ISBN-13: 978-1-154-35345-7
Categories: Books
LSN: 1-154-35345-1
Barcode: 9781154353457

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