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Lob Lie-By-The-Fire; Or, the Luck of Lingborough, and Other Stories (Paperback) Loot Price: R265
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Lob Lie-By-The-Fire; Or, the Luck of Lingborough, and Other Stories (Paperback): Juliana Horatia Gatty Ewing

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Lob Lie-By-The-Fire; Or, the Luck of Lingborough, and Other Stories (Paperback)

Juliana Horatia Gatty Ewing

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Purchase of this book includes free trial access to www.million-books.com where you can read more than a million books for free. This is an OCR edition with typos. Excerpt from book: SNAP-DRAGONS A TALE OF CHRISTMAS EVE. MR. AND MRS. SKRATDJ. JNCE upon a time there lived a certain family of the name ofSkratdj. (It has a Russian or Polish look, and yet they most certainly; lived in England.) They were remarkable for the following peculiarity. They seldom seriously quarrelled, but they never agreed aboutanything. It is hard to say whether it were more painful for their friends to hear them constantly contradicting each other, or gratifying to discover that it meant nothing, and was only their way. It began with the father and mother. They were a worthy couple, and really attached to each other. But they had a habit of contradicting each other's statements, and opposing each other's opinions, which, though mutually understood and allowed for in private, was most trying to the by-standers in public. If one related an anecdote, the other would break in with half-a-dozen corrections of trivial details of no interest or importance to anyone, the speakers included. For instance: Suppose the two dining in a strange house, and Mrs. Skratdj seated by the host, and contributing to the small-talk of the dinner-table. Thus: ? Oh yes. Very changeable weather indeed. It looked quite promising yesterday morning in the town, but it began to rain at noon. MIGHTY CONTESTS. 157 A quarter past eleven, my dear, Mr. Skratdj's voice would be heard to say from several chairs down, in the corrective tones of a husband and a father; and really, my dear, so far from being a promising morning, I must say it looked about as threatening as it well could. Your memory is not always accurate in small matters, my love. But Mrs. Skratdj had not been a wife and a mother for fifteen years, to be snuffed out at one snap of the martial snuffers. As Mr. Skratdj ...

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Imprint: General Books LLC
Country of origin: United States
Release date: February 2012
First published: February 2012
Authors: Juliana Horatia Gatty Ewing
Dimensions: 246 x 189 x 2mm (L x W x T)
Format: Paperback - Trade
Pages: 34
ISBN-13: 978-0-217-85876-2
Categories: Books > Language & Literature > Literature: texts
Books > Language & Literature > Literature: texts > Collections & anthologies of various literary forms
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LSN: 0-217-85876-7
Barcode: 9780217858762

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