Christmas Stories; From "household Words" And "all The Year Round" Volume 1

Paperback | October 12, 2012

byCharles Dickens

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1868 edition. Excerpt: ...dead. Drooce was armed with a broadsword, too, and did such things with it, that there was a cry, in half-a-dozen languages, of " Kill that sergeant!" as I knew, by the cry being raised in English, and taken up in other tongues. I had received a severe cut across the left arm a few moments before, and should have known nothing of it, except supposing that somebody had struck me a smart blow, if I had not felt weak, and seen myself covered with spouting blood, and, at the same instant of time, seen Miss Maryon tearing her dress and binding it with Mrs. Fisher's help round the wound. They called to Tom Packer, who was scouring by, to stop and guard me for one minute, while I was bound, or I should bleed to death in trying to defend myself. Tom stopped directly, with a good sabre in his hand. In that same moment--all things seem to happen in that same moment, at such a time--half-a-dozen had rushed howling at Sergeant Drooce. The Sergeant, stepping back against the wall, stopped one howl for ever with such a terrible blow, and waited for the rest to come on, with such a wonderfully unmoved face, that they stopped and looked at him. vol.. I. Q "See him now!" cried Tom Packer. "Now, when I could cut him out! Gill! Did I tell you to mark my words?" I implored Tom Packer in the Lord's name, as well as I could in my faintness, to go to the Sergeant's aid. "I hate and detest him," says Tom, moodily wavering. "Still, he is a brave man." Then he calls out, "Sergeant Drooce, Sergeant Drooce! Tell me you have driven me too hard, and are sorry for it." The Sergeant, without turning his eyes from his assailants, which would have been instant death to him, answers: "No. I won't." "Sergeant Drooce!" cries Tom, in a kind of an agony. "I have passed my word...

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1868 edition. Excerpt: ...dead. Drooce was armed with a broadsword, too, and did such things with it, that there was a cry, in half-a-doz...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:126 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.27 inPublished:October 12, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0217338909

ISBN - 13:9780217338905

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