One-and-three!

Paperback | October 12, 2012

byFrancis Cowley Burnand

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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. 1878 edition. Excerpt: ... Lanterns were lighted: wax-chandlers came out, and measured him: sawdusterers came to stuff his body. Around him were the effigies--silent, awful, motionless. The only sound was the regular clicking of the machinery as Mile. St. Amaranthe lay in her perpetual slumber. A voice uttered these words: "Take his head." In the twinkling of an eye, swift hands smothered him with wax, as with the covering of a tomb. The same voice as before said: "In a month's time you will be in the Catalogue." The Marky replied: "I have the honour to be your very humble servant." The Marky went out--like a candle. Candles go out, so do men. The Last.-- Winding-up Act. Gammon recovered himself, picked himself up, and returned. He re-opened the Cirque Republicain with all its attractions--and more. His company consisted of Luluisa the Bounding Belle, the three Acrobatic Children, the English Clown, Joee, real Soldiers, and a real Sergeant called Rubadub, with Katgoot for Leader of the Band, Bilibarlo for Comic Singer, and Widdicomb Junior for Master of the Ring. The Marky Du Crow was denounced as an impostor. He had disappeared. But Gammon was to be the victim of the Unforeseen and Inevitable. Antoneroly returned. The Maire of Tristesse had been Antoneroly's master : had lost the watch that the boy Gammon had taken and placed under Antoneroly's pillow. The Maire swore to the watch. Antoneroly swore to Gammon. Gammon swore to anything--then at everybody. Being convicted, he asked what was his sentence? Antoneroly replied, "You be hung." Gammon, by the Judge's order, which admitted him to the Gallery of the Court, was banished to a State of Suspense. Antoneroly paid the first week's salaries in advance to the troupe of the Cirque Rdpublicain j and, in addition to...

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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. 1878 edition. Excerpt: ... Lanterns were lighted: wax-chandlers came out, and measured him: sawdusterers came to stuff his body. Around h...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:26 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.05 inPublished:October 12, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217847900

ISBN - 13:9780217847902

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