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Paperback | January 31, 2012

byFrederick William Robinson

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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. 1864. Excerpt: ... MATTIE: A STRAY. CHAPTER I. LIFE IN GREAT SUFFOLK STREET. It was not an evening party of the first water, or given by people of first-rate position in society, or held in a quarter whither the fashionable classes most do congregate. It was a small party--ostensibly a juvenile party--held on the first floor of a stationer's shop in Great Suffolk Street, Southward Not even a first-rate stationers', had the shutters been down and the fog less dense to allow us to inspect Mr. Wesden's wares; but an emporium, which did business in no end of things--cigars, tobacco-pipes, children's toys, glass beads by the skein or ounce, fancy work, cottons and tapes. These, the off-shoots from the stationery business, the news-vending, the circulating of novels in four, five, and six volumes at one penny per volume, if not detained more than three days; a stationery business which report said had not turned out badly for old Wesden, thanks to old Wesden's patience, industry and care, say we--thanks to his screwing and his close-fistedness that would not have trusted his own mother, had she lived, said the good people--for there are good people everywhere--in Great Suffolk Street. Certainly, there were but small signs of "close-fistedness" about the premises on that particular evening; the shop had been closed at an earlier hour than business men would have considered suitable. They were wasting the gas in Mr. Wesden's drawingroom; feasting and revelry held dominion there. There had been three separate knocks given at the door from three separate Ganymedes--No. 1, with oranges; No. 2, with tarts from the pastry-cook; No. 3, with beer, which last was left in a tin can of FIGURES IN OUTLINE. 5 colossal proportions, supper not being ready, and beer being liable to flatness in ju...

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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. 1864. Excerpt: ... MATTIE: A STRAY. CHAPTER I. LIFE IN GREAT SUFFOLK STREET. It was not an evening party of the first water, or given by people o...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:54 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.11 inPublished:January 31, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217233317

ISBN - 13:9780217233316

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