The Clockmaker; Or, The Sayings And Doings Of Samuel Slick, Of Slickville by Thomas Chandler HaliburtonThe Clockmaker; Or, The Sayings And Doings Of Samuel Slick, Of Slickville by Thomas Chandler Haliburton

The Clockmaker; Or, The Sayings And Doings Of Samuel Slick, Of Slickville

byThomas Chandler Haliburton

Paperback | October 12, 2012

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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. 1837 edition. Excerpt: ...Gum. Well, it rub'd all the writin out of his face, as quick as spittin on a slate takes a sum out, you may depend. Now, they should rig up a crane over the street door of the State House at Halifax, and when any of the pilots at either eend of the buildin, run 'em on the breakers on purpose, string 'em up like an onsafe dog. A sign of that are kind, with 'a house of public enterment,' painted under it, would do the business in less than no time. If it wouldn't keep the hawks out of the poultry yard, it's a pity--it would scare them out of a year's growth, that's a fact--if they used it once, I guess they wouldn't have occasion for it agin in a hurry--it would be like the aloe tree, and that bears fruit only once in a hundred years. If you want to know how to act any time, squire, never go to books, leave them to galls and school boys; but go right off and cypher it out of natur, that's a sure guide, it will never deceive you, you may depend. For instance, ' what's that to me,' is a phrase so comTion that it shows it's a natural one, when people have nr particular interest in a thing. Well, when a feller gls so warm on either side as never to use that phrase at nll, watch him, that's all! keep your eye on him, r he'll walk right into you afore you know where you be. If a man runs to me and says, ' your fence is down,' thank you, says I, that's kind--if he comes aa;in and says, ' I guess some stray cattle have broke into your short sarce garden,' I thank him agin; says I, come now, this is neighbourly; but when he keeps etarnally tellin me this thing of one sarvant, and that thing of another sarvant, hints that my friend aint true, that my neighbours are inclined to take advantage of me, and that suspicious folks are seen about my place, I...
Title:The Clockmaker; Or, The Sayings And Doings Of Samuel Slick, Of SlickvilleFormat:PaperbackDimensions:60 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.12 inPublished:October 12, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217295398

ISBN - 13:9780217295390

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