The Scouring Of The White Horse Or, The Long Vacation Ramble Of A London Clerk; Or, The Long…

Paperback | January 10, 2012

byThomas Hughes

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This historic book may have numerous typos, missing text or index. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. 1859. Not illustrated. Excerpt: ... have been on Primrose Hill. Then I went and looked at the shows; and there was the fellow in flesh-coloured tights, turning over and over on the slack rope, and the clarionet. and French horn and drum, played by the three men in corduroys, all out of tune, and louder than ever, as if they had only just begun, instead of having been screaming and rumbling away all day; and the man outside the pink-eyed lady's caravan was shouting away for the hundredth time all about her, and then playing the pan-pipes, as if no other woman in the world had pink eyes. I was determined they shouldn't have any of my money at any rate, so I strolled further down the line, and looked into a low booth where a fiddle was going. Here several couples were dancing, with their arms a-kimbo, on some planks which had been put down on the grass, and all the rest of the booth was crowded with others looking on. This pleased me better, for the dancers seemed to enjoy themselves wonderfully, and made a sort of clattering accompaniment to the music with their hob-nailed shoes, which was merry and pleasant. When I was tired of watching them I thought I would go and find Joe; so I went over to the tent, and there I got all right, and began to enjoy myself again. In the further corner of the tent the Squire and another justice were sitting, and hearing a charge of pocket picking, of which there were only two during the whole day, the police told me. Opposite the door, the rest of the Committee were sitting at a table and giving away the prizes. Joe beckoned me in, and I went round to the back of the table and looked on. As the men came up from the group round the door, when their names were called out, the umpires said a few words to each of them and then gave them their prizes, and most of them mad...

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This historic book may have numerous typos, missing text or index. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. 1859. Not illustrated. Excerpt: ... have been on Primrose Hill. Then I went and looked at the shows; and there was the fellow in flesh-coloured tights, turning over and ...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:64 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.13 inPublished:January 10, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217370500

ISBN - 13:9780217370509

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