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Christmas Comes but Once A Year

Showing What Mr. Brown Did, Thought, and Intended to Do, during that Festive Season.

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Author: Luke Limner
Published: 1850
Language: English
Wordcount: 24,739 / 80 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 45.4
LoC Category: PN
Downloads: 383
Added to site: 2007.01.03 15711

dred etceteras are on their way from Plumpsworth; while Captain de Camp's baggage is at the very wildest verge of that gentleman's imagination, and its appearance would have surprised him more than any one else, so speculative was it.


Mr. Brown is in the City, homeward bound by the omnibus, intending to realize "a Merry Christmas, and a Happy New Year." It is so foggy that he finds he is going at an invisible pace, obliging him to abandon the invisible vehicle in an invisible street, paying an invisible fare.


He ties a handkerchief round his foot to prevent slipping; and has something "short" to keep out the cold; and a little brandy-punch to keep out the fog; and a little egg-flip to keep him warm; and a link that he may see the way, for his vision is not very distinct;--his head is delightfully buoyant, his optics inclined to multiply, and his legs very refractory, having a great desire to dance or go sideways

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David Onyebuchi

Nice book



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