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The Iron Horse

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Published: 1871
Language: English
Wordcount: 91,192 / 266 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 76.4
LoC Category: PR
Downloads: 912
Added to site: 2007.06.08
mnybks.net#: 17246
Genre: Adventure
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y I got a slight bruise on the leg in the engine-shed to-day, and I had to go up an' show it to the doctor, d'ye see, before comin' home, which has made me later than usual."

"Are you sure it's not a back hurt, father?" asked Loo, coming in at the moment--also enveloped in a shawl, and looking anxious.

"Sure? ay, I'm sure enough; it's only a scratch. See here."

Saying this he removed one of his boots, and pulling up his trousers displayed a bandaged leg.

"Well, but we can't see through the bandages, you know," said Mrs Marrot.

"Let me take them off, father, and I'll replace--"

"Take 'em off!" exclaimed John, pulling down the leg of his trouser and rising with a laugh. "No, no, Loo; why, it's only just bin done up all snug by the doctor, who'd kick up a pretty shindy if he found I had undid it. There's one good will come of it anyhow, I shall have a day or two in the house with you all; for the doctor said I must give it a short rest. So, off to bed again, Loo

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