A Little Dutch Maiden; a South African Sketch
General Books LLC, 2010 - 96 pages
This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1887. Excerpt: ... CHAPTER VIII. A PICNIC. DAY made on purpose!' remarked Seymour with gusto, as he stretched his long legs on the veranda and gave a prodigious yawn. 'Hooray for our picnic!' cried Freddy, who had just arrived in flannels from the river. 'Tell you what it is, old fellow, ' he added, eying Seymour thoughtfully, 'you are going clean to the deuce--I am sure you are, and I'm bio wed if I know who is to stop you! Here you are, up the first in the morning--you who used to live in your bed--and you have got soft all over, like a rolypoly pudding; and you're awfully thoughtful and contented, and deucedly civil and obliging to everyone; in fact' 'Something rotten in the state of Denmark, eh?' 'I don't know whether Denmark ever got into the fix you're in; but if she had, and she belonged to me, I should have been dashed uneasy about her. I do feel uneasy, ' continued Freddy, ' because I have known fellows get like you--and go to heaven.' 'Heaven! Well, I should think that is the one place where my friends might give up being uneasy about me.' 'Heaven is a long way off, ' remarked Freddy thoughtfully. 'And I always think it will be lonely. One will meet so few fellows one knows.' 'Well, you will know where to find 'em anyway if you miss 'em, ' suggested Seymour. 'Now, here fellows are always dropping in and out at inconvenient seasons. You go to China and onwards after a fellow it is a matter of life and death to you to see--can you come up with him? No such luck! If you can do nothing else, you will go in at one end of a station as he goes out at the other. But count upon a man's absence--see him on board a P. and 0., if you like it--and go and borrow his signature, or his wife, or anything else you think may come in handy while he has no use for it, and if you don't run...
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