The Strand Magazine, Volume 30

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G. Newnes, 1905
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Page 559 - Near this spot Are deposited the Remains Of one Who Possessed Beauty Without Vanity, Strength without Insolence, Courage without Ferocity, And all the Virtues of Man Without his Vices. This Praise, which would be unmeaning flattery If inscribed over Human Ashes, Is but a just tribute to the Memory of "Boatswain," a Dog Who was born at Newfoundland, May, 1803, And died at Newstead Abbey Nov. 18, 1808.
Page 584 - I hev no box," said Flannery coldly. "I hev a bill agin Misther John C. Morehouse for two dollars and twinty-foive cints for kebbages aten by his dago pigs. Wud you wish to pay ut?" "Pay— Cabbages— !" gasped Mr. Morehouse. "Do you mean to say that two little guinea-pigs " "Eight!" said Flannery. "Papa an' mamma an
Page 581 - Can't you read it here — in your own plain printed rates? 'Pets, domestic, Franklin to Westcote, if properly boxed, twenty-five cents each.' " . He threw the book on the counter in disgust. "What more do you want ? Aren't they pets? Aren't they domestic? Aren't they properly boxed? What?
Page 585 - It required a great many letters back and forth before the Audit Department was able to understand why the error had been made of billing one hundred and sixty instead of eight hundred, and still more time for it to get the meaning of the "cabbages. Flannery was crowded into a few feet at the extreme front of the office. The pigs had all the rest of the room and two boys were employed constantly attending to them. The day after Flannery had counted the guinea-pigs there were eight more added to his...
Page 352 - Oh ! who will o'er the downs so free ? Oh ! who will with me ride ? Oh ! who will up and follow me To win a blooming bride ? Her father he has locked the door, Her mother keeps the key, But neither door nor bolt shall part My own true love from me...
Page 442 - As unto the bow the cord is, So unto the man is woman, Though she bends him she obeys him, Though she draws him, yet she follows, Useless each without the other...
Page 581 - An" I don't take fifty cints," he whispered in mockery. "Here's the rule for ut. 'Whin the agint be in anny doubt regardin' which of two rates applies to a shipment, he shall charge the larger. The consign-ey may file a claim for the overcharge.
Page 584 - Delighted!" Not/' Flannery drove the express wagon to Mr Morehouse's door. Mr Morehouse answered the bell. 'Ah, ha!' he cried as soon as he saw it was Flannery. 'So you've come to your senses at last, have you ? I thought you would ! Bring the box in.' 'I hev no box," said Flannery coldly. 'I hev a bill agin Misther John C. Morehouse for two dollars and twinty-foive cints for kebbages aten by his dago pigs. Wud you wish to pay ut?' 'Pay— Cabbages— !' gasped Mr Morehouse. 'Do you mean to say that...
Page 584 - Pigs thirty cents, pets twentyfive," said Morgan. "Then of course guinea-pigs are pigs," said the president. "Yes, "agreed Morgan, "I look at it that way, too. A thing that can come under two rates is naturally due to be classed as the higher. [22] But are guinea-pigs, pigs ? Aren't they rabbits?" "Come to think of it," said the president, "I believe they are more like rabbits.
Page 585 - Dept.," he wrote, when he had finished the count, "you are way off there may be was one hundred and sixty dago pigs once, but wake up don't be a back number. I've got even eight hundred, now shall I collect for eight hundred or what, how about sixty-four dollars I paid out for cabbages." It required a great many letters back and forth before the Audit Department was able to understand why the error had been made of billing one hundred and sixty instead of eight hundred, and still more time for it...

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