Captain Jacobus

Paperback | January 31, 2012

byLeslie Cope Cornford

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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. 1896. Excerpt: ... VIII MR. AND MRS. CUTPURSE LOATH as I was to enter the gambling den, I feared to loiter in the street; and finding the privy door upon the latch, I mounted the dark stairs to the room we had but lately left. Mrs. Moll was sitting at ease by the fire, pipe in mouth, a glass of schnapps at her elbow, and greeted me with her customary offensive complaisance. "I am glad, indeed, to see you safe and sound, Mr. Langford. And how have you sped, sir, and what will you drink while you tell me? Canary, Rhenish, Xeres, burnt claret, sack, Rosa Solis--What you will?" "Nothing, I thank you," I said, for although I was mighty dry, the remembrance of Mrs. Cutpurse's hospitality to the Bell-Man stuck in my throat. "Well, indeed, y' are a queer cove of a young gentleman as ever I saw in the world. Ye will not drink, nor, I dare swear, would ye dice. Pray, sir, how do you live? Nay, never look black. Take no note of an old woman's quirks, but sit ye down, and tell me, an ye will, how go matters." In a few words I related the night's adventures so far as I knew them. Mrs. Cutpurse heard me with infinite glee. "Mr. Armorer will' scape the gallows yet,'" she cried. "Jacobus is a clever rogue. He maketh an ill enemy; I would never cross him by my will. And why? Because I am honest? No, for I am not honest,--'tis a dull commodity, honesty, and one I could never find any use for. But I am afraid of him, Mr. Langford; and fear is a stout bond for square dealing." I muttered a civil word in reply; this trifling encouragement was enough for Mrs. Cutpurse, who, being perhaps a little disguised in liquor, began a manner of talk the like of which I had never heard. A kind of poisonous magic dwelt in her tongue; so that as this brazen schoolmistress of sin with the cunning eye held dis...

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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. 1896. Excerpt: ... VIII MR. AND MRS. CUTPURSE LOATH as I was to enter the gambling den, I feared to loiter in the street; and finding the privy d...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:48 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.1 inPublished:January 31, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0217312608

ISBN - 13:9780217312608

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