Hocken and Hunken by Arthur Quiller-couchHocken and Hunken by Arthur Quiller-couch

Hocken and Hunken

byArthur Quiller-couch, Sir Arthur Thomas Quiller-couch

Paperback | October 12, 2012

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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. 1913 edition. Excerpt: ...as calm and scornful as if they were angels and you the dirt beneath their feet. You can't think how I longed to be one o' them and behave like that. But the two things didn't seem to go together." "What two things?" "Why, sittin' at a desk like that and sittin' on a sofa and sayin' ' How d'e do, my dear? It's so good of you to call in this dreadful weather, especially as you have to hire... But now," said Fancy, clasping her hands, "I see my way: that is, if you're really a genius. You shall write your books and I'll sell them. 'Mr and Mrs Palmerston Burt, Author and--what's the word?--pub--publicans--no, publisher; Author and Publisher.' It's quite the highest class of business; and if any one tried to patronise me I could always explain that I just did it to help, you bein' a child in matters of business. Geniuses are mostly like that." "Are they?" "Yes, that's another of their drawbacks. And," continued Fancy, "you'd be a celebrity of course, which means that we should be in the magazines, with pictures--A Corner of the Library, and The Rosegarden, looking West, and Mrs Palmerston Burt is not above playing with the Baby, and you with your favourite dog--for we'd have both, by that time. Oh, Pammy, where is the book?" "Upstairs, mostly, but I got a couple o' chapters upon me--" Palmerston tapped his breast-pocket--" If you really mean as you'd like "He hesitated, his colour changing from red to white. Here, on the point of proving it, the poor boy feared his fate too much. But Fancy insisted. They escaped together to Captain Hunken's garden; and there, in the summerhouse--by this time almost in twilight--he showed her the precious manuscript. It was written (like many another first effort of genius) on very various scraps of paper, the...
Title:Hocken and HunkenFormat:PaperbackDimensions:90 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.19 inPublished:October 12, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:021748803X

ISBN - 13:9780217488037