Cupid in oilskins

Paperback | January 30, 2012

byJohn Joy Bell

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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. 1916. Excerpt: ... "I canna ting tangs when I'm sober, An' I daurna mak' love when I'm no', So I'll jist ha'e to bide till a possible bride Comet along an' says--'Jonah, ma jo!'" The party had begun with supper, which was now at its last stage. Mrs. Buckle having declared it impossible to accommodate a whole baker's dozen of guests. Lydia's girl friends had been bidden for an hour later. The more bashful young men, Jonah excepted, were pretty well recovered from their earlier embarrassments. Singin' Billy, who shone his brightest as a solitary guest, looked a trifle sulky, placed between the hostess and Jonah. Lydia sat between Jonah and Charlie, the latter being at Mr. Buckle's right hand. Albert Edward had been honoured with the place on the old man's left. Mr. Buckle, who until now had been somewhat silent and subdued, suddenly rapped his knife-handle on the table, coughed nervously, rose a little shakily, and said--"Ladies an' gents--meanin' my lads--there's a few words that ha' got to be got out. As the Psalmist says, I ha' been young an' now am old--ay, older'n any o' ye might think--an' in my old age I ha' been proved guilty o' great foolishness. For there's one sort o' foolishness which an old man should know better'n to fall into: an' that is bein' cocksure--cocksure 'bout anything whatsoever in this wondrous, amazin' world. An' another sort o' foolishness is judgin' yer neighbour's business--unless ye happens to be in the same trade--an' even then there's things ye cannot ha' full knowledge about. An' so I hopes ye all see what I'm drivin' at, my lads." He paused, blew his nose, and proceeded: "I stands afore ye all this night, ashamed o' things I ha' said, things I ha' done--no, no; not a word!--but I stands afore ye, also, a sorter proud old man, for, as ye all ...

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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. 1916. Excerpt: ... "I canna ting tangs when I'm sober, An' I daurna mak' love when I'm no', So I'll jist ha'e to bide till a possible bride Comet...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:26 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.05 inPublished:January 30, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0217825311

ISBN - 13:9780217825313

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