The Bachelor's Christmas and The Matrimonial Tontine Benefit Association

Paperback | February 7, 2012

byRobert Grant

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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.1902 Excerpt: ... growled Joe. "Before you go, old man," he said, hooking his arm into his brother's, and dragging him in the direction of the diningroom, "-we'll have a drink. I put a pint of fizz on the ice this morning for your special benefit. It won't take two minutes to mix the cock-tail." Thereupon Joe gave the bell-handle a wrench, and directed that the bottle in the ice-chest should be brought up together with the cracked ice which he had ordered to be in readiness, and in a very short space of time the white-capped maid reappeared with a waiter laden with all the necessary ingredients for the delectable beverage in question. Joe carefully measured out some bitters, pop went the cork of the Perrier Jouet, and presently the brothers were looking at each other over two brimming glasses. "Wish you merry Christmas, Joe." "Wish you merry Christmas, Tom. And here's to her" Joe paused an instant before he drank to add, " It's a big mistake you're not married, Tom. All I can say is some girl is losing a first-class husband. I say here's to her" Tom, who had waited at the words, raised his glass solemnly. "There is no her and there never will be," he said, with quiet decision. "Still, since you give the toast, Joe, I'll drink it. It's not poisonous," he added, with a wry smile--" so here's to her." He drained his glass and set it down on the waiter, then for an instant stood ruminantly with his back to the open fire. "The drink was better than the toast in my case, Joe. My her must have died in infancy." "Honest Injun, Tom?" asked Joe, as he gripped his brother's hand held out for a parting shake and looked into his face. Tom's eyes quailed before the honest gaze. His lip quivered. "I'm an infernal liar, Joe, and you know it. But what's the use? She wouldn't have me, man--an...

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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.1902 Excerpt: ... growled Joe. "Before you go, old man," he said, hooking his arm into his brother's, and dragging him in the direction of the din...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:18 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.04 inPublished:February 7, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217886183

ISBN - 13:9780217886185

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