Rupert Brett; The Story Of A Modern Experiment

Paperback | January 17, 2012

byHarry Forrester

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This historic book may have numerous typos or missing text. Not indexed. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. 1908. Not illustrated. Excerpt: ... "Now, pull yourself together, old chap; it is after five," he urged his friend. "I'll come when I can count thirty," said Bobby, with the prudence born possibly of experience. Several attempts to reach thirty failed; at last he arrived at twenty-six. "And that stone?" said Rupert. "Twenty-seven." "And that bit of paper?" "Twenty-eight." "And this stone?" "Twenty-nine, thirty." Rupert got his friend back to the gangway, and half carrying him across, got him safely on board. The man on watch touched his cap and discreetly retired. Bobby collapsed on his way up on to the promenade deck, but Rupert propelled him upwards with such force that he arrived in the manner of a pantomime demon coming up through a trap-door. Pushing Bobby into his cabin, he closed the door, took off his boots, went below, and tumbled into his berth and a troubled sleep, exhausted with his efforts, mental and physical, of the night which had now flown for ever. CHAPTER XIX THE situation on board the yacht on the day succeeding our two friends' "night out " can best be described in the words of the song, as "Oh, what a difference in the morning!" At half-past eight an attentive steward arrived with a cup of tea and the announcement that breakfast would be ready at nine. Bobby, who was still rather muddled from the effects of his too copious libations, felt that some sensible remark must be made to assure the servant of his complete sobriety. Alas! for the success of this most praiseworthy intention that his treacherous lips should have framed an inquiry which was the very reverse of sensible and intelligible. "Isn't it rather risky, John?" he began. The steward's only answer was a look of deferential interrogation. Bobby, much annoyed with himself, realized that a mistake had been made, ...

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This historic book may have numerous typos or missing text. Not indexed. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. 1908. Not illustrated. Excerpt: ... "Now, pull yourself together, old chap; it is after five," he urged his friend. "I'll come when I can count thirty," said Bobby...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:78 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.16 inPublished:January 17, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217547397

ISBN - 13:9780217547390

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