The marriage of Moll Dawson by sinful means to a worthy gentleman of merit; her fall, remorse and great sorrow; her second expedition with her former roguish companions into strange places.Her atonement to Mr. Richard Godwin (whereby she renders up all she ever had of him and more) and selling of herself to Algerine pirates and going into Barbary a slave; together with the tribulations of those who led her to wrong doing, and many other surprising things now disclosed for the first time as the faithful confession of Christopher Sutton.
d bear,--when a drawer coming across from the inn told me that a gentleman in the Cherry room would have us come to him. I gave him a civil answer and carried this message to my friends. Moll, who had staunched her tears and was smiling piteously, though her sobs, like those of a child, still shook her thin frame, and her father both looked at me in blank doubt as fearing some trap for our further discomfiture.
"Nay," says Jack, stoutly. "Fate can serve us no worse within doors than without, so let us in and face this gentleman, whoever he is."
So in we go, and all sodden and bedrabbled as we were, went to follow the drawer upstairs, when the landlady cried out she would not have us go into her Cherry room in that pickle, to soil her best furniture and disgrace her house, and bade the fellow carry us into the kitchen to take off our cloaks and change our boots for slip-shoes, adding that if we had any respect for ourselves, we should trim our hair and wash the grime off our faces. So we enter th
So far (I'm 50 pages in), an amusing yarn about a 3 member English theatrical troupe in the 1660's embroiled in a confidence game to hustle a fortune. To do so they must teach the free-spirited young girl in their group to impersonate an heiress who's been held hostage for years by Barbary Pilots.
A pleasant, easy read.