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George Borrow

The Man and His Books

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Author: Edward Thomas
Published: 1912
Language: English
Wordcount: 105,805 / 306 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 78
LoC Category: CT
Downloads: 428
Added to site: 2006.06.15
mnybks.net#: 13958
Genre: Biography
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at pertained to him, hat and clothes. His boots were dusty of course, for it was midsummer, and his very horse was of a dusty dun. His features were whimsically ugly, most of his teeth were gone, and as to his age, he might be thirty or sixty. He was somewhat lame and halt, but an unequalled rider when once upon his steed, which he was naturally not very solicitous to quit. I subsequently discovered that he was considered the wizard of the gang.

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"I have been already prolix with respect to these Gypsies, but I will not leave them quite yet. The intended combatants at length arrived; it was necessary to clear the ring--always a troublesome and difficult task. Thurtell went up to the two Gypsies, with whom he seemed to be acquainted, and, with his surly smile, said two or three words, which I, who was standing by, did not understand. The Gypsies smiled in return, and giving the reins of their animals to their mounted companion, immediately s

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