Up Hill And Down Dale; A Tale Of Country Life

Paperback | February 5, 2012

byEdith L. Chamberlain

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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. 1884. Excerpt: ... CHAPTER XII MR COX IS CONSULTED AGAIN 'Master in?' 'No, 'e ain't.' 'Where is he?' 'Don't know.' 'Expect him back soon V 'In 'alf-an-nour.' 'H'm!--Call again.' Daniel Bourne turned away from Mr Cox's door which was slammed behind him by the neat little maid-servant who had responded to his ring. The miller was no favourite of her's; she often wondered secretly, that master 'who was quite the gentleman,' should care for the company 'of that great unked man.' 'Who was that?' asked old Mrs Cox, who sat knitting in the comfortable little kitchen. 'Bourne, o' Rippidge,' returned Jane, who whenever she came in contact with the miller always relapsed into her native roughness, and suffered a temporary loss of the demure respectful manner, so carefully implanted by Mrs Cox. 'That is not the way to speak, Jane, as you very well know. Is Mr Bourne going to call again V 'Yes, ma'am.' 'Then show him into the parlour when he comes,' said the old lady, who had long ago given up trying to make herself agreeable to the miller, and in her secret heart shared Jane's opinion of him. When he returned as appointed, Daniel Bourne was therefore ushered into the neat little parlour, which, with its harmonium, music books, framed maps and photographs, carved bookcase, and many tasteful ornaments, he regarded with a lofty contempt. 'Jimcracks,' he muttered, curling his lips as he looked round. Luckily a newspaper lay on the table, one of a better class than the Braybridge Saturday Advertiser, which he borrowed every Monday from Joe Porter. He seized it, and was greedily devouring the contents when Mr Cox entered the room. 'How do you do, Bourne? I am very sorry to have kept you waiting. Am generally home before this hour, as you know; but one's time is not always one's own. One of ...

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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. 1884. Excerpt: ... CHAPTER XII MR COX IS CONSULTED AGAIN 'Master in?' 'No, 'e ain't.' 'Where is he?' 'Don't know.' 'Expect him back soon V 'In 'a...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:38 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.08 inPublished:February 5, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217141714

ISBN - 13:9780217141710

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