Short Stories - Volume IX

Short Stories - Volume IX by Charles Dickens
ISBN
9783640246908
Date Released
Binding
Paperback
Pages
152
Dimensions
148 x 210 x 9mm

Classic from the year 2009 in the subject English Language and Literature Studies - Literature, language: English, abstract: Mrs. Lirriper's Legacy*** CHAPTER I - MRS. LIRRIPER RELATES HOW SHE WENT ON, AND WENT OVER*** Ah! It's pleasant to drop into my own easy-chair my dear though a little palpitating what with trotting up-stairs and what with trotting down, and why kitchen stairs should all be corner stairs is for the builders to justify though I do not think they fully understand their trade and never did, else why the sameness and why not more conveniences and fewer draughts and likewise making a practice of laying the plaster on too thick I am well convinced which holds the damp, and as to chimney-pots putting them on by guess-work like hats at a party and no more knowing what their effect will be upon the smoke bless you than I do if so much, except that it will mostly be either to send it down your throat in a straight form or give it a twist before it goes there. [...] *** Mrs. Lirriper's Lodgings*** CHAPTER I - HOW MRS. LIRRIPER CARRIED ON THE BUSINESS*** Whoever would begin to be worried with letting Lodgings that wasn't a lone woman with a living to get is a thing inconceivable to me, my dear; excuse the familiarity, but it comes natural to me in my own little room, when wishing to open my mind to those that I can trust, and I should be truly thankful if they were all mankind, but such is not so, for have but a Furnished bill in the window and your watch on the mantelpiece, and farewell to it if you turn your back for but a second, however gentlemanly the manners; nor is being of your own sex any safeguard, as I have reason, in the form of sugar-tongs to know, for that lady (and a fine woman she was) got me to run for a glass of water, on the plea of going to be confined, which certainly turned out true, but it was in the Station-house.[...] *** Mugby Junction*** Chapter I--Barbox Brothers*** "Guard! What place is this?" "Mugby Junction, sir." "A windy
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Classic from the year 2009 in the subject English Language and Literature Studies - Literature, language: English, abstract: Mrs. Lirriper's Legacy*** CHAPTER I - MRS. LIRRIPER RELATES HOW SHE WENT ON, AND WENT OVER*** Ah! It's pleasant to drop into my own easy-chair my dear though a little palpitating what with trotting up-stairs and what with trotting down, and why kitchen stairs should all be corner stairs is for the builders to justify though I do not think they fully understand their trade and never did, else why the sameness and why not more conveniences and fewer draughts and likewise making a practice of laying the plaster on too thick I am well convinced which holds the damp, and as to chimney-pots putting them on by guess-work like hats at a party and no more knowing what their effect will be upon the smoke bless you than I do if so much, except that it will mostly be either to send it down your throat in a straight form or give it a twist before it goes there. [...] *** Mrs. Lirriper's Lodgings*** CHAPTER I - HOW MRS. LIRRIPER CARRIED ON THE BUSINESS*** Whoever would begin to be worried with letting Lodgings that wasn't a lone woman with a living to get is a thing inconceivable to me, my dear; excuse the familiarity, but it comes natural to me in my own little room, when wishing to open my mind to those that I can trust, and I should be truly thankful if they were all mankind, but such is not so, for have but a Furnished bill in the window and your watch on the mantelpiece, and farewell to it if you turn your back for but a second, however gentlemanly the manners; nor is being of your own sex any safeguard, as I have reason, in the form of sugar-tongs to know, for that lady (and a fine woman she was) got me to run for a glass of water, on the plea of going to be confined, which certainly turned out true, but it was in the Station-house.[...] *** Mugby Junction*** Chapter I--Barbox Brothers*** "Guard! What place is this?" "Mugby Junction, sir." "A windy
ISBN:
9783640246908
Publication Date:
19 / 01 / 2009
Pages:
152
Dimensions:
148 x 210 x 9mm

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