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The Von Toodleburgs

or, The History of a Very Distinguished Family

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Author: Francis Colburn Adams (Pheleg Van Trusedale)
Published: 1868
Language: English
Wordcount: 82,164 / 235 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 73.4
LoC Category: PS
Downloads: 1,354
Added to site: 2006.06.11
mnybks.net#: 13803
Origin: gutenberg.org
Genre: Humor
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, an honest and upright man, who lived hard by, had a house of his own, and owed no man a shilling. This worthy blacksmith had two daughters, Angeline and Margaret, both remarkable for their good looks, and both blessed with loving natures. And it was said by the neighbors that the only flaw in the character of this good man's family was made by pretty Margaret, who went away with and married one Gosler, a travelling mountebank. This man, it is true, asserted that he was a Count in his own country, and that misfortune had brought him to what he was. His manners were, indeed, those of a gentleman; and there were people enough who believed him nothing more than a spy sent by the British to find out what he could.

CHAPTER II.

COMING INTO THE WORLD.

It was mentioned in the last chapter that Hanz Toodleburg had seen twenty years of the happiest of wedded life; and yet that Angeline had not increased his joys with an offspring. Thou

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