Jacobs, W. W. At Sunwich Port, Complete

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At Sunwich Port, Complete

 
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Excerpt: ... at his expense. It was a pretty conceit and well played, but the steward, owing to the frenzied efforts of one of the sleepers whom he had awakened with a quart pot, did not stay to admire it. He finished up the evening at the Chequers, and after getting wet through on the way home fell asleep in his wet clothes before the dying fire. He awoke with a bad cold and pains in the limbs. A headache was not unexpected, but the other symptoms were. With trembling hands he managed to light a fire and prepare a breakfast, which he left untouched. This last symptom was the most alarming of all, and going to the door he bribed a small boy with a penny to go for Dr. Murchison, and sat cowering over the fire until he came. "Well, you've got a bad cold," said the doctor, after examining him. "You'd better get to bed for the present. You'll be safe there." "Is it dangerous?" faltered the steward. "And keep yourself warm," said the doctor, who was not in the habit of taking his patients into his confidence. "I'll send round some medicine." "I should like Miss Nugent to know I'm bad," said Mr. Wilks, in a weak voice. "She knows that," replied Murchison. "She was telling me about you the other day." He put his hand up to his neat black moustache to hide a smile, and met the steward's indignant gaze without flinching. "I mean ill," said the latter, sharply. "Oh, yes," said the other. "Well, you get to bed now. Good morning." He took up his hat and stick and departed. Mr. Wilks sat for a little while over the fire, and then, rising, hobbled slowly upstairs to bed and forgot his troubles in sleep. He slept until the afternoon, and then, raising himself in bed, listened to the sounds of stealthy sweeping in the room below. Chairs were being moved about, and the tinkle of ornaments on the mantelpiece announced that dusting operations were in progress. He lay down again with a satisfied smile; it was like a tale in a story-book: the faithful old servant and his master's...

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Book Description Hardpress Publishing, United States, 2010. Paperback. Condition: New. Language: English. Brand new Book. Excerpt: . at his expense. It was a pretty conceit and well played, but the steward, owing to the frenzied efforts of one of the sleepers whom he had awakened with a quart pot, did not stay to admire it. He finished up the evening at the Chequers, and after getting wet through on the way home fell asleep in his wet clothes before the dying fire. He awoke with a bad cold and pains in the limbs. A headache was not unexpected, but the other symptoms were. With trembling hands he managed to light a fire and prepare a breakfast, which he left untouched. This last symptom was the most alarming of all, and going to the door he bribed a small boy with a penny to go for Dr. Murchison, and sat cowering over the fire until he came. "Well, you've got a bad cold," said the doctor, after examining him. "You'd better get to bed for the present. You'll be safe there." "Is it dangerous?" faltered the steward. "And keep yourself warm," said the doctor, who was not in the habit of taking his patients into his confidence. "I'll send round some medicine." "I should like Miss Nugent to know I'm bad," said Mr. Wilks, in a weak voice. "She knows that," replied Murchison. "She was telling me about you the other day." He put his hand up to his neat black moustache to hide a smile, and met the steward's indignant gaze without flinching. "I mean ill," said the latter, sharply. "Oh, yes," said the other. "Well, you get to bed now. Good morning." He took up his hat and stick and departed. Mr. Wilks sat for a little while over the fire, and then, rising, hobbled slowly upstairs to bed and forgot his troubles in sleep. He slept until the afternoon, and then, raising himself in bed, listened to the sounds of stealthy sweeping in the room below. Chairs were being moved about, and the tinkle of ornaments on the mantelpiece announced that dusting operations were in progress. He lay down again with a satisfied smile; it was like a tale in a story-book: the faithful old servant and his master's. Seller Inventory # AAV9781407610313

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