The Life And Adventures Of Martin Chuzzlewit Volume 2; His Relatives, Friends And Enemies

Paperback | May 17, 2012

byCharles Dickens

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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. 1844 Excerpt: ... late in finding him, and, not being as young as I have been, should never be able to make my way on board and off the deck again in time. Will you pardon my boldness, and do me that great kindness?" His hands shook, and his face bespoke the utmost interest and agitation, as he pressed the letter upon Tom, and pointed to its destination, like the Tempter in some grim old carving. To hesitate in the performance of a good-natured or compassionate office, was not in Tom's way. He took the letter; whispered Ruth to wait till he returned, which would be immediately; and ran down the steps with all the expedition he could make. There were so many people going down, so many others coming up, such heavy goods in course of transit to and fro, such a ringing of bells, blowing-off of steam, and shouting of men's voices, that he had much ado to force his way, or keep in mind to which boat he was going. But, he reached the right one with good speed, and, going down the cabin-stairs immediately, descried the object of his search standing at the upper end of the saloon, with his back towards him, reading some notice which was hung against the wall. As Tom advanced to give him the letter, he started, hearing footsteps, and turned round. What was Tom's astonishment to find in him the man with, whom he had had the conflict in the field-poor Mercy's husband. Jonas! Tom understood him to say, what the devil did he want; but it was not easy to make out what he said; he spoke so indistinctly. "I want nothing with you for myself," said Tom; "I was asked, a moment since, to give you this letter. You were pointed out to me, but I didn't know you in your strange dress. Take it!" He did so, opened it, and read the writing on the inside. The contents were evidently...

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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. 1844 Excerpt: ... late in finding him, and, not being as young as I have been, should never be able to make my way on board and off the deck agai...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:158 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.34 inPublished:May 17, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217592368

ISBN - 13:9780217592369

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