This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1898 Excerpt: ...having pulled a plaid up as far as its neck, he tucked it in all round, so that nothing was seen but a pink face under a nightcap. He then ...Read MoreThis historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1898 Excerpt: ...having pulled a plaid up as far as its neck, he tucked it in all round, so that nothing was seen but a pink face under a nightcap. He then bade the Thunderpig lie still, and not move till he got the word. 'Oh my!' cried Duncan, coming into the middle chamber; 'here's a fine thing happened! There's something strange asleep in the bed; it must surely be your wife come back unknown to you.' 'Good life!' said the Troll, sitting down with a plump on the hard floor; 'you don't say so?' 'But I do say so, ' said Duncan. 'Whatever am I to do?' said the Troll. 'Come, you won't mind putting on my clothes and pretending to be me for a bit while I hide. Yes, do; I 'll make it worth your while, and she will be that terrible when she wakes; oh, I think I shall have a fit!' 'Nonsense!' said Duncan. 'I 'll tell you a much better plan; it's the very chance for you. Just you creep in quietly and wake her with a good sound kiss between her eyes. Take my word for it, you won't hear any more on the subject.' 'Think so?' said the Troll. 'I 'm not so sure; she 's so revengeful.' 'Think so?' said Duncan. 'I say so; I 'll stake my life on it if it don't succeed, or if you have another row with your wife after you have done so. I 'll tell you what, I promise to marry her myself.' And Duncan laughed to himself to think what a real, honest truth he was speaking. 'Done with you!' said the Troll, as he crept carefully on tiptoe to the recess over there. Sure enough, he saw something pink, with closed eyes, snoring in his wife's bed. So without more ado or further investigation, for now he was alarmed to think his wife might wake up before he gave her the peace-making caress, he bent over the sleeping figure and gave it a good sound kiss between the eyes. 'Wake up, my lass, wake up!' said ...Read Less
New. 489 pages. Reprinted from 1898 edition. New 2013 edition in PAPERBACK is SEWN PERFECT BOUND, much more durable than a standard paperback. This is a quality reprint of an old book of historical value. If the original book was printed in multiple volumes than this reprint is of only a single volume. This is an exact/strict reproduction of text, no changes has been made in respect to the original text. A lot of effort has been made to check and improve each page/scan manually for its quality of text and illustrations (if any, are in b/w). Folded illustrations, if any, are not included in the book. This is not a retyped or an ocr'd book. Index, contents, etc, if any in the original book, are included. This item is printed on demand using good quality natural shade paper. The title of the book, on the cover, is in gold lettering.
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