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. 1900 Excerpt: ...middlin' far--About the places they've got the war, I'm thinkin'. But of coorse he was much behind her, And hadn' no track, and couldn' find ...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. 1900 Excerpt: ...middlin' far--About the places they've got the war, I'm thinkin'. But of coorse he was much behind her, And hadn' no track, and couldn' find her. But wandered up and down the land, Till the money was gone, you'll understand. And gettin' very poor and shabby, And atin' little, and as weak as a babby. And home at last, and nearly dyin'; And James to see him, and bust a cryin'--. Aw, bad. And one of these docthor chaps That'd nuss a elephant on their laps, If he was sick, a reg'lar limb, You know, but kind and fond of him--Well, this young divil took him in hand, And stuck to him though, and nussed him grand, Till at last the Docthor was fit for the road. And that's the time he came to Bigode. 1 Men that would have taken. It's a farm that's pretty well up on the mountain; And lonely! Aw, there's no accountin'; But sick, it's lek, at the heart, and needin' A dale o' peace, like a sort o' feedin', You know; and glad to be out of Anglan',1 For what is there there but wranglin' and janglin', And hurry and scurry, and never allowed To take your time. And all the crowd, And--go it, cripples!--and the people hard, And--out of my road! and doesn' regard If you're limpin' or laughin'! Aw, very rough, And savage though; aye, savage enough--And uplifted2 scandalous,3 and settin' their face Like a flint. Aw, bless ye! it isn' a place At all! I wouldn' give it the name Of a Christian country. Well, he came To the Bigode for all, and Bigode is near Nor'-east from the Lhen, and a step to be there--About a two mile at any rate--A little house, but rather nate, And a terrible prospect of the say, And mountains stretchin', right away East and west, and a gill4 goin' slantin' In front, and a little bit of a plantin'; And situated very purty5--About twenty acre, or from that to t...Read Less
Good. Ships from the UK within 24 hours. Published by MACMILLAN in 1901, 736 pages, hardback (no Dust Jacket), medium size, corners bumped, hinges cracked internally, page edges foxed and dusty, endpapers foxed and brownish, wear to head & tail of spine, gift inscription, pencil underlinings, some pages uncut.
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