Dealings With The Firm Of Dombey And Son (volume 1); Wholesale, Retail, And For Exportation

Paperback | January 10, 2012

byCharles Dickens

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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. 1847. Not illustrated. Excerpt: ... CHAPTER II. In which timely provision is made Tor an emergency that witl sometimes arise in the best regulated famities. "I Shall never cease to congratulate myself," said Mrs. Chick, "on having said, when I little thought what was in store for us, -- really as if I was inspired by something, -- that I forgave poor dear Fanny everything. Whatever happens, that must always be a comfort to me!" Mrs. Chick made this impressive observation in the drawingroom, after having descended thither from the inspection of the Mantua-Makers upstairs, who were busy on the family mourning. She delivered it for the behoof of Mr. Chick, who was a stout bald gentleman, with a very large face, and his hands continually in his pockets, and who had a tendency in his nature to whistle and hum tunes, which, sensible of the indecorum of such sounds in a house of grief, he was at some pains to repress at present. "Don't you over-exert yourself, Loo," said Mr. Chick, "or you'll be laid up with spasms, I see. Right tol loor rul! Bless my soul, I forgot! We're here one day and gone the next!" Mrs. Chick contented herself with a glance of reproof, and then proceeded with the thread of her discourse. "I am sure," she said, "I hope this heart-rending occurrence will be a warning to all of us, to accustom ourselves to rouse ourselves and to make efforts in time where they 're required of us. There's a moral in everything, if we would only avail ourselves of it. It will be our own faults if we lose sight of this one." Mr. Chick invaded the grave silence which ensued on this remark with the singularly inappropriate air of'A. cobbler there was;' and checking himself, in some confusion, observed, that it was undoubtedly our own faults if we didn't improve such melancholy occasions as the present. "W...

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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. 1847. Not illustrated. Excerpt: ... CHAPTER II. In which timely provision is made Tor an emergency that witl sometimes arise in the best regulated famities. "I Shall nev...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:110 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.23 inPublished:January 10, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217463770

ISBN - 13:9780217463775

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