A Sailor's Home; And Other Stories

Paperback | January 9, 2012

byRichard Dehan

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This historic book may have numerous typos, missing text or index. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. 1919. Not illustrated. Excerpt: ... A RELIEF EXPEDITION WHEN intelligence of the alarming illness of Mr. Jupp, late of Arabella Terrace, Queen's Crescent, Kentish Town, was imparted to the children of his first wife, per medium of a soiled and wilted postcard in the handwriting of his second--a missive so economically directed that it had been delivered at and rejected as "Not known" from eleven different addresses in the metropolitan suburbs--a general council or indaba was held. This, as the writer of the postcard had enjoined upon the Jupps complete abstention from the indulgence of any dutiful impulse to seek the society of the sufferer, naturally ended in the despatch of a Relief Expedition of one to the minute country farm in the remote country district to which Mr. Jupp, impelled by the yearning to taste fresh air and home-grown cabbages, had betaken himself three years previously, with his new wife, his youngest son Alfred, and his old house-dog River, whose bark had been impaired by the passage of time, but whose bite was nearly as good as ever. The Relief Expedition consisted of the exile's eldest son, Mr. William Jupp, ex-mariner, who, in default of a professional outlet for his obvious talents, had been for some time actively engaged in swelling the ranks of the unemployed. A bottle of whisky, warranted genuine Scotch, was purchased for two and elevenpence at "The Bunch of Grapes" by the invalid's affectionate daughter Bessie, and a bundle of twelve cigars, from the emporium of the Zermuda Company next door, warranted to give especial satisfaction for a shilling, formed the dutiful contribution of his second son Joe. As the entire pecuniary resources of Mr. William Jupp's pockets were found, upon family examination, to consist of a French halfpenny, the amount of his railway fare, with...

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This historic book may have numerous typos, missing text or index. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. 1919. Not illustrated. Excerpt: ... A RELIEF EXPEDITION WHEN intelligence of the alarming illness of Mr. Jupp, late of Arabella Terrace, Queen's Crescent, Kentish Town, ...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:108 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.22 inPublished:January 9, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217768938

ISBN - 13:9780217768931

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