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1876* edition. Excerpt: ...with them icebergs, why you can feel
them a-comin' through a-testin' of the water, and can turn tail in
time by runnin' down south. But in course the Prince ain't a-goin'
anywheres near Merryker, as he 'ave been there, but will feel it
dreadful 'ot in the Dead Sea, as is a reglar furniss, and I've
'eard say as you can't draw your breath thro' the 'eat; and that's
why I don't 'old with a 'ot climit, cos if you're cold you can put
on a extra blankit and dress accordin'; but 'owever can you cool
yourself when that 'ot as fans is useless, and a sheet a burdin
over you; and as to dressin, why book muslin is blankets, and your
own flesh and blood too much to bear. I knowed a party werry well
as 'ad made - many voyages to Injier, and never got married, tho'
she 'ad more than one offer from the shore thro' a speakin'-trumpet
afore ever the wessel contf to ancker; but always said "No," thro'
a-wishin' to keep independent, and 'avin' of a penshun as long as
she kep' single. She used to tell me a deal about Injier, and them
'eathen ways, as is werry degradin', as larfs at mishunaries, and
don't want to be civilized, and is as savidge as tigers behind your
back, and all palaver to your face; and knowed a sojer as were that
plucky as didn't mind nothink, as they put in the black 'ole over
night for gettin' drunk, as was found in the mornin' with a deadly
serpint wound round 'is neck, as 'adn't moved all night, and only
said to 'em as looked thro' a winder in a whisper, for fear of
wakin' the beast, " Give me a penknife," as 'anded Jim a razor, and
he took and cut that serpint's throat afore it were awake, as shows
wot presence of mind is, in a-bein' able to lay a-cuddlin' of a
serpint all night, and take and kill 'im fust thing in...
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||Paperback - Trade
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