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Melchior's Dream and Other Tales

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Published: 1862
Language: English
Wordcount: 62,104 / 177 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 79.6
LoC Category: PN
Downloads: 489
Added to site: 2005.08.18
mnybks.net#: 11441
Origin: gutenberg.org

Melchior's Dream -- The Blackbird's Nest -- Friedrich's Ballad -- A Bit of Green -- Monsieur The Viscount's Friend -- The Yew-Lane Ghosts -- A Bad Habit -- A Happy Family

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the boys should sleep in 'barracks,' as they called it; that is, all in one large room."

"Thank goodness, we have not come to that!" said the incorrigible Richard; but he was reduced to order by threats of being turned out, and contented himself with burning the soles of his boots against the bars of the grate in silence: and the friend continued:--

"But this was not the worst. Not only was he, Melchior, to sleep in the same room with his brothers, but his bed being the longest and largest, his youngest brother was to sleep at the other end of it--foot to foot. True, by this means he got another pillow, for, of course, that little Hop-o'-my-Thumb could do without one, and so he took his; but, in spite of this, he determined that, sooner than submit to such an indignity, he would sit up all night. Accordingly, when all the rest were fast asleep, Melchior, with his boots off and his waistcoat easily unbuttoned, sat over the fire in the long lumber-room which served that night as 'barracks'. He ha

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