The Writings Of Ian Hay (volume 5); Happy-go-lucky: Happy-go-lucky

Paperback | February 5, 2012

byIan Hay

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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. 1913. Excerpt: ... CHAPTER II THE FIRST FREAK My name is Carmyle. Possibly you may have noticed it in the previous chapter, among the list of those present at the breakfast at the Imperial. It was not a particularly hilarious meal for me, for I was leaving Grandwich for good that morning; and the schoolboy bids farewell to this, the first chapter of his life, with a ceremony--not to say solemnity--sadly at variance with the cheerfulness or indifference with which he sometimes turns the page at the close of later epochs. I parted from the main body of Hivites at Peterborough, for they were bound for London, while I had to transfer my person and effects to the care of the Great Eastern Railway for conveyance to my home in Essex. At Ely, a little tired of the company and conversation of five East Anglian farmers, who occupied more than their fair share of room and conducted an extremely dull technical conversation with quite surprising heat and vehemence over my head and across my waistcoat, I walked up the platform in search of a little more cubic space. At the very front of the train I found a third-class compartment containing only a single occupant. "Hallo, Freak!" I said. "I thought you were bound for London." "Your surmise," replied my late fag, "is correct. But there was a slight mishap at Peterborough." "You got left behind?" "Practically, yes. In point of fact, I was bunged out of the train by Spangle Jerningham." "Why?" "He bought some bananas, and I warned him not to. I said some people had been prosecuted only last week for eating fruit in a railway carriage." "Silly young idiot!" I replied, falling into the trap, even as Jerningham had done. "Why--" "But they were" persisted The Freak. "They were caught sucking dates--off their tickets! And as there was no train o...

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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. 1913. Excerpt: ... CHAPTER II THE FIRST FREAK My name is Carmyle. Possibly you may have noticed it in the previous chapter, among the list of tho...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:74 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.15 inPublished:February 5, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217619282

ISBN - 13:9780217619288

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