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The Uncommercial Traveller

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Author: Charles Dickens
Published: 1869
Language: English
Wordcount: 143,571 / 406 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 60.4
LoC Categories: PR, G
Downloads: 2,781 2216

A collection of literary sketches and reminiscences.

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ts upon them for the price of the birds; others had bills of exchange in their pockets, or in belts. Some of these documents, carefully unwrinkled and dried, were little less fresh in appearance that day, than the present page will be under ordinary circumstances, after having been opened three or four times.

In that lonely place, it had not been easy to obtain even such common commodities in towns, as ordinary disinfectants. Pitch had been burnt in the church, as the readiest thing at hand, and the frying-pan in which it had bubbled over a brazier of coals was still there, with its ashes. Hard by the Communion-Table, were some boots that had been taken off the drowned and preserved--a gold-digger's boot, cut down the leg for its removal--a trodden- down man's ankle-boot with a buff cloth top--and others--soaked and sandy, weedy and salt.

From the church, we passed out into the churchyard. Here, there lay, at that time, one hundred and forty-five bodies, that had come ashore from the wreck. He h

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Average Rating of 5 from 1 reviews: *****

One of the most intimate glimpses of Dickens at his best! Well worth a read if you like things Victorian.



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