May you like it

Paperback | January 13, 2012

byCharles Benjamin Tayler

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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. 1822. Not illustrated. Excerpt: ... near him, while one or two threw broken clods of earth at him: he was a bigger boy than I; but there were' so many against him, that I determined to take his part. I must own, that I was rather ashamed to hear him cry in a very cowardly manner. I stopped to watch them, but all at once a large lump of turf, which was thrown at Kim, struck his hat so violently, that it fell to pieces, and knocked the hat off his head. In a great passion, I rushed up to the crowd, and asked, in rather an insolent manner, how they dared torment another so? One boy alone answered me, provoked no doubt at my manner, but he did not tell me, that the boy whom I defended was a thief and a cunning liar; I learnt this afterwards. He was a high spirited fellow, and would not bear to be spoken to as I had spoken to him; he had really been trying to call off the other boys, which my hastiness had prevented me from perceiving: no explanation took place, for I became more and more passionate; we fought, and then I learnt how unjustly I had acted; for the brave boy then told me every thing. I was very sorry, and very much ashamed of myself, but the fine fellow more than forgave me. When I returned home, I ran up the back stairs to my own room, and locked myself in. My nose had bled violently, and the collar of my shirt was soaked rn blood. As quickly as I could I undressed, I took off that shirt and put on another. I poured some water into the basin and washed my face; when I had combed my hair, there were scarcely any signs of the condition I had been in. "Now," said I, " to prevent their finding out that this shirt has been bloody;" so I took it up and was just going to wash it in the basin, when I knocked down the trowsers I had taken off; some beautiful horse chesnuts, which I had picked up ...

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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. 1822. Not illustrated. Excerpt: ... near him, while one or two threw broken clods of earth at him: he was a bigger boy than I; but there were' so many against him, that ...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:50 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.1 inPublished:January 13, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217233538

ISBN - 13:9780217233538

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