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Tales from Blackwood, Volume 2

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Author: Various Authors
Published: 1851
Language: English
Wordcount: 73,060 / 216 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 72.2
LoC Categories: AC, PR
Downloads: 655
Added to site: 2010.05.01 27562

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ajor, "that you haven't a joint of mutton instead of this sheep's head. I ought to have been sharper. The animal was actually sold in parts before he was killed. Old Clutterbuck had secured a haunch, and he a single man, you know--'tis thrown away upon him. I offered him something handsome for his bargain, but he wouldn't part with it."

"We're lucky to get any," returned Owen. "Never was such a scramble. Old Fiskin, the commissary, and Mrs O'Regan, the Major's wife, both swore the left leg was knocked down to them; neither would give in, and it was put up again, when the staff doctor, Pursum, who had just arrived in a great hurry, carried it off by bidding eightpence more than either. Not one of the three has spoken to either of the others since; and people say," added Owen, "Mrs O'Regan avers openly that Fiskin didn't behave like a gentleman."

"God knows!" said my grandfather, "'tis a difficult thing in such a case to decide between politeness and a consciousness of being in the right. Fiskin l

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Picks up right where Volume 1 leaves off: Humor, adventure, romance, horror.




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