The Sin Of Joost Avelingh; A Dutch Story

Paperback | January 31, 2012

byMaarten Maartens

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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. 1890. Excerpt: ... I may go up to the Castle, and if I find Dientje still to my taste, well, she might have changed her mind, and who knows? But I must have money first, to come with. No use going to the girls without that. And I sha'n't drink any more." It was the great dream of his life, intermittent, but constantly recurring, "to be respectable once again." And no poor wretch in whom that aspiration lives can be utterly lost. CHAPTER XXII. THE TRIAL. The Court was crowded. Anyone could have foreseen that this would have been the case; and accordingly ticket-holders had begun to form up in line almost an hour before the doors were opened. As for the ticketless, their chance seemed of the smallest. Yet there was a great, gaping, chattering crowd all down the wide road and on the opposite side of the canal. Policemen in glittering helmets were keeping a path clear for the carriages that drove rapidly up. The crowd chaffed the occupants, and, if it could be done while a constable's back was turned, some wretched little street-boy would even try to raise a laugh by pitching a paper pellet or a handful of dirt into an open landau. For the street boys, tiresome everywhere, are--it must be admitted with regret--almost ungovernable in the larger cities of Holland. Drunken with the national wine of freedom which has always been poured out so generously in this favoured little corner of Europe, and unable as yet to moderate their transports, school children and hobble-de-hoys are often a lamentable trouble to the quiet, respectable people who love to go their way in peace. And there is no doubt that at some not very remote period the question of the liberty and license of the streets will have to occupy the attention of the wise men who seek to govern Holland without ruling it; or ...

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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. 1890. Excerpt: ... I may go up to the Castle, and if I find Dientje still to my taste, well, she might have changed her mind, and who knows? But ...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:96 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.2 inPublished:January 31, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217371426

ISBN - 13:9780217371421

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