By Richard Marsh
This old booklet could have a variety of typos and lacking textual content. dealers can obtain a loose scanned reproduction of the unique ebook (without typos) from the writer. no longer listed. now not illustrated. 1900 version. Excerpt: ...but the assumption was once tempting. "I shouldn't be shocked if I did pass. How a lot will you row me for?" The ferryman hesitated. He was once most likely debating inside himself as to the potential of the younger gentleman's wallet, and in addition no longer improbably as to his ability for being bled. "I'll row you there for 5 shillings." yet Bertie was once no longer relatively so verdant as he appeared. "I'll provide you with eighteenpence." "Well, you're a funky hand, you're, to supply a guy eighteenpence for what he wishes 5 shillings for. yet I don't are looking to be tough upon a tender gentleman what's a tender gentleman. I'll row you there for 4; a man's obtained to reside, you recognize, and it isn't as if you sought after a ship to row yourself." yet Bertie used to be not able to work out his option to paying 4. ultimately a cut price was once struck for part a crown. Then a problem happened as to alter, and Bertie entrusted one in all his beneficial sovereigns to the ferryman to get replaced on the Swan. Then a ship used to be introduced, a lad now not a great deal older than Bertie used to be positioned liable, the fare was once paid upfront, and a begin was once made for Kingston. by the point they reached that historic city, Bertie used to be hungry in earnest. The stroll, the force, and now the row within the freshness of the early morning had mixed to offer him an urge for food which, at Mecklemburg residence, may were looked with enormous disapproval. Now, too, the quick commons of the day prior to have been remembered; and as Bertie fingered the cash in his wallet he notion with out mild delight of the good stuff within the consuming and consuming line which it should purchase. He used to be landed at his personal request at the Middlesex part of Kingston Bridge, and having generously made the lad who had rowed him richer by way of the sum of sixpence, he...
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Your slow wings stroke my heart as the hand of a gentle master strokes the full stomach of a sleeping dog, as the hand of Christ stroked the heads of little children. ” And then he said the loveliest words he knew, “Ave Marie, gratia plena—” The feet of the bad Pilon had stopped moving. In truth the bad Pilon for the moment had ceased to exist. ) There was, nor is, nor ever has been a purer soul than Pilon’s at that moment. Galvez’ bad bulldog came to Pilon’s deserted legs standing alone in the dark.
It is better so,” he thought. “If I give him hard money, it does not express how warmly I feel toward my friend. But a present, now. ” This was silly, and Pilon knew it, but he indulged himself. No one in Monterey better knew the price of wine than Danny. Pilon was proceeding happily. His mind was made up; his nose pointed straight toward Danny’s house. His feet moved, not quickly, but steadily in the proper direction. Under each arm he carried a paper bag, and a gallon of wine was in each bag.
I would not touch this brandy. ” Pilon answered him sternly. “Danny, I do not mind sharing my brandy with you, half and half. ” Danny dropped the subject then. “Here in the clearing I will cook this pig, and you will toast the sugar cakes in this bag here. Put thy brandy here, Pilon. ” They built a fire and broiled the ham and ate the stale bread. The brandy receded quickly down the bottle. After they had eaten, they huddled near the fire and sipped delicately at the bottle like effete bees. And the fog came down upon them and grayed their coats with moisture.