By Richard Marsh
This old publication could have a number of typos and lacking textual content. buyers can obtain a loose scanned replica of the unique publication (without typos) from the writer. now not listed. no longer illustrated. 1900 variation. Excerpt: ...but the assumption was once tempting. "I shouldn't be shocked if I did pass. How a lot will you row me for?" The ferryman hesitated. He used to be most likely debating inside himself as to the ability of the younger gentleman's wallet, and likewise no longer improbably as to his capability for being bled. "I'll row you there for 5 shillings." yet Bertie used to be no longer rather so verdant as he seemed. "I'll offer you eighteenpence." "Well, you're a funky hand, you're, to provide a guy eighteenpence for what he desires 5 shillings for. yet I don't are looking to be challenging upon a tender gentleman what's a tender gentleman. I'll row you there for 4; a man's obtained 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 technique to paying 4. ultimately a discount used to be struck for part a crown. Then a problem happened as to alter, and Bertie entrusted considered one of his worthy sovereigns to the ferryman to get replaced on the Swan. Then a ship used to be introduced, a lad now not a great deal older than Bertie was once positioned dependable, the fare used to be paid upfront, and a commence 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, might were appeared with substantial disapproval. Now, too, the quick commons of the day ahead of have been remembered; and as Bertie fingered the money in his wallet he idea without mild delight of the good stuff within the consuming and consuming line which it should purchase. He used to be 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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