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Pretty Michal; (A Sza(c)P Mikha L) (Paperback) Loot Price: R456
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Pretty Michal; (A Sza(c)P Mikha L) (Paperback): Mor Jokai, MR Jkai, Ma R Ja Kai

Pretty Michal; (A Sza(c)P Mikha L) (Paperback)

Mor Jokai, MR Jkai, Ma R Ja Kai

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Loot Price R456 Discovery Miles 4 560

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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: CHAPTER III. Wherein is clearly shown that he who tends the sheep is much more honorable than he who slaughters them. Next morning the reverend gentleman sent for Henry and submitted him to a very severe cross-examination, which lasted for more than an hour. When Henry at last departed, he was not only as red as a boiled crab, but he made his exit head foremost and somewhat precipitately; from which circumstance the maid-servants, who were listening all the time at the kitchen door, drew various conclusions. Immediately afterward the reverend gentleman's bell rang three times, which signified that Miss Michal was wanted in the library. The reverend gentleman was in full canonicals; he united in himself at that moment both the paternal and the maternal authority. He was surrounded by open books, like a general in the midst of his staff; other books, bound in pigskin, stood on the shelves like a phalanx drawn up in battle array, and on the cupboards and presses stood stuffed birds and the skeletons of various animals, like so many witnesses or accusers. The human skeleton in the corner seemed particularly on the alert. The electrical machine was also in readiness to contribute its flashes; but the only being among all these objects which gave any sign of life was the big clock, on the top of which stood a little dog,- which kept time with the pendulum by wagging his tail and thrusting out his tongue. Michal, during the whole of the following examination, fixed her eyes steadily on the mechanical dog; and ever afterward, when she looked back upon that momentous interview, she always saw before her the figure of the little dog wagging his tail and thrusting out his tongue. "My daughter Michal," began the scholar, "I have spoken to the candidate of faith and love, and...

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Imprint: General Books LLC
Country of origin: United States
Release date: 2012
First published: 2012
Authors: Mor Jokai • MR Jkai • Ma R Ja Kai
Dimensions: 246 x 189 x 5mm (L x W x T)
Format: Paperback - Trade
Pages: 168
ISBN-13: 978-0-217-74176-7
Categories: Books
LSN: 0-217-74176-2
Barcode: 9780217741767

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