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This old e-book can have a variety of typos and lacking textual content. buyers can obtain a unfastened scanned replica of the unique publication (without typos) from the writer. now not listed. no longer illustrated. 1900 version. Excerpt: ...but the assumption used to be tempting. "I shouldn't be shocked if I did move. How a lot will you row me for?" The ferryman hesitated. He was once most likely debating inside of himself as to the ability of the younger gentleman's wallet, and in addition now not improbably as to his ability for being bled. "I'll row you there for 5 shillings." yet Bertie used to be no longer particularly so verdant as he regarded. "I'll provide you with eighteenpence." "Well, you're a funky hand, you're, to provide a guy eighteenpence for what he wishes 5 shillings for. yet I don't are looking to be difficult upon a tender gentleman what's a tender gentleman. I'll row you there for 4; a man's received to stay, you recognize, and it isn't as if you sought after a ship to row yourself." yet Bertie used to be not able to work out his method to paying 4. ultimately a discount was once struck for part a crown. Then a problem happened as to alter, and Bertie entrusted one in every of his beneficial sovereigns to the ferryman to get replaced on the Swan. Then a ship used to be introduced, a lad now not greatly older than Bertie was once positioned accountable, the fare used to be paid prematurely, and a begin was once made for Kingston. by the point they reached that historic city, Bertie was once hungry in earnest. The stroll, the force, and now the row within the freshness of the early morning had mixed to provide him an urge for food which, at Mecklemburg condo, may were appeared with enormous disapproval. Now, too, the fast commons of the day ahead of have been remembered; and as Bertie fingered the money in his wallet he inspiration without mild delight of the good stuff within the consuming and consuming line which it will purchase. He was once landed at his personal request at the Middlesex aspect of Kingston Bridge, and having generously made the lad who had rowed him richer via the sum of sixpence, he...
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