The Story Of Rasmus; Or, The Making Of A Man by Julia Mcnair Wright

The Story Of Rasmus; Or, The Making Of A Man

byJulia Mcnair Wright

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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. 1886. Excerpt: ... CHAPTER XVI. ROBIN! ROBIN! "There's some ill planet reigns, I must be patient till the heavens look With an aspect more favorable." "Now I've got it!" cried Rodney. "Peter Waldon. What does 'W. i&h St.' mean?" "That means West Fifteenth Street. Go to that number on i5th Street, and you'll find your man. Keep up this street to i5th, then turn that way, d'ye see? and go on till you find that number. It will be on the left hand." Away went Rasmus and Rodney, feeling that all was right. To talk in the confusion was impossible; they just hurried on. "I say, Rod!" cried Rasmus, as they reached the desired number, "this ain't no sort of a place for your uncle to be!" Indeed, the name Peter Waldon graced the door of what Rasmus denominated "a crack saloon." But Rodney was dazed and almost overwhelmed by the excitement of his ended quest, and the uproar of the first great city he had ever traversed. He blundered up the steps, and into the resplendent den, and Rasmus stoutly followed at his shoulder, until the two stood in the centre of the place, looking about in an amazed manner. "Come now, my lads, what shall I serve you? What do you want?" cried the stout, redfaced owner of the establishment, when he saw the new-comers standing as if petrified. "We don't want nothin'," said the stout Rasmus. "What did you come in for then?" asked the saloon-keeper. "We wanted to see Peter Waldon." "Well, here I am; what's wanted with me?" "Nothin'. You ain't the kind of man we looked for." "You'd better explain yourself, or get out." "We'll do both," said Rasmus the ready. "This boy was a-lookin' for his uncle, Peter Waldon, to 'dopt him, and do the fair thing by him, that's all." "O, get out. I haven't any nephew; I'm no uncle." "You're no uncle for us, that's a sure pop," sai...

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Title:The Story Of Rasmus; Or, The Making Of A ManFormat:PaperbackDimensions:66 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.14 inPublished:January 31, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217639097

ISBN - 13:9780217639095

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