Uncle Phil; A Novel

Paperback | February 5, 2012

byMrs. John M. Clay

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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. 1901. Excerpt: ... CHAPTER V. THE BAL MILITAIEE. "You'll find it will be best To meet with smiles the pleasant glance, And think all friends are true, And never trouble trouble till trouble troubles you." On the morning after the mussel stew Mr. Paul Smith's slumbers are put to flight by sounds of merriment. He could not recollect that such a thing had ever happened to him before. "That irrepressible girl, of course," he murmurs. But, curious to ascertain "what she was up to" so early in the morning, he rises and withdraws a moiety of the curtain that hangs over the glass door that looks out on the bay--twenty paces distant--and where its headline begins its beautiful sweep against a sandy beach. Since yesterday the appearance of the bay has undergone a change. In the night shoals of sardines have crowded in, and the waters are thick with them. And standing there he sees a sight not intended for his eyes. A most hilarious couple are out in the waters almost up to their knees, Miss Southampton and Uncle Phil, who, with his bare feet, and his trousers rolled up; seems thoroughly equipped for the work. With a net attached to a short pole he is scooping up the small fry with all the dexterity and enjoyment of a born fisherman, and emptying his catch into a creel hanging on his arm. Miss Gerry, who is scarcely less well prepared, is bareheaded--her flannel gown securely tucked up, and her feet thrust into a pair of her father's boots. She is springing from place to place, diving her hands among the shining, wriggling, twisting slippery creatures; occasionally she seizes one, and despite its struggles pops it into Uncle Phil's creel with a shout. "Look out, Miss Gerry, chile!" he cautioned, "be keerful! ef y'u steps onto one ob dese warmints down y'u'll go kerwollop." Mentioning ...

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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. 1901. Excerpt: ... CHAPTER V. THE BAL MILITAIEE. "You'll find it will be best To meet with smiles the pleasant glance, And think all friends are ...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:58 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.12 inPublished:February 5, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217413587

ISBN - 13:9780217413589

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