The Story Of A Dacoity, And The Lolapaur Week; An Up-country Sketch

Paperback | February 4, 2012

byG. K. Betham

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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. 1893. Excerpt: ... CHAPTER VI. THE END OF THE LOLAPUR WEEK. Everybody in the station, resident or visitor, indulged in a Europe morning after the fancy ball, that is, nobody thought of getting out of bed till eight o'clock; the bugles had sounded "no parade to-day," that call so sweet to the sleepy, weary warrior. I remember hearing a story of a war-worn veteran, who after he had retired from active service, still used to have himself called punctually on the stroke of five, merely for the pleasure of being able to say "Hang the reveille! no parade to-day for me!" and then wrap the blanket snugly round him, boys, and off again to the land of Nod, till he could get up at his own sweet will and word of command. I said everybody. Mr. Walker was up early I may say very early; he did not go to bed again after his rude awakening in the small hours, but spent the time in pacing up and down frantically, nursing his wrath and swearing vengeance on the ravishers of his whiskers. Every now and again he paused in front of the looking-glass to look on the ruins of his pristine favourites. At daylight, hot water, soap, and alas! alas! the brand-new razors, to remove the last vestiges of the dear departed, were requisitioned;.then he set off to lay his tale of woe at his Collector's feet. He had to cool his own for a considerable length of time before Mr. Musprat appeared, but his wrath was by no means appeased by the delay. The Collector was not a little astonished on discovering who his early visitor was. He had not the slightest inkling of what had occurred, and as the awful story was blurted out, illustrated, as it was by the narrator's hairless cheeks, he turned positively purple, his eyes seemed to be starting out of his head. In fact, Mr. Walker was quite touched by the apparently ...

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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. 1893. Excerpt: ... CHAPTER VI. THE END OF THE LOLAPUR WEEK. Everybody in the station, resident or visitor, indulged in a Europe morning after the...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:70 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.15 inPublished:February 4, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217107796

ISBN - 13:9780217107792

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