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Elis Children George Manville Fenn

Elis Children

George Manville Fenn

Published November 26th 2013
ISBN : 9781494281564
Paperback
162 pages
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Eh? What? I say, why dont you give it up quietly? Speak up- Im a little hard of hearing. I say, why dont you give it up quietly? roared the speaker to a little bent old man, with a weak, thin, piping voice, and a sharp look that gave himMoreEh? What? I say, why dont you give it up quietly? Speak up- Im a little hard of hearing. I say, why dont you give it up quietly? roared the speaker to a little bent old man, with a weak, thin, piping voice, and a sharp look that gave him somewhat the air of a very attenuated sparrow in a severe frost, his shrunken legs, in tight yellow leather leggings, seeming to help the idea. Dont shout at me like that, Master Portlock. I arnt deaf, only a trifle hard of hearing when Ive got a cowd-just a trifle, you know. Have you got a cold? asked the man addressed, a sturdy-looking, fresh-coloured, middle-aged man, with a very bluff manner, and a look of prosperity in his general appearance that made him seem thoroughly adapted to his office. In fact, he was just the man that a country clergyman would be glad to elect at a vestry meeting for vicars churchwarden. Eh? I-say-have-you-got-a-cold? Hang him, how deaf he is! Oh, no! oh, no! chirped the little old man, sharply- Im not deaf. Just a little thick i the ears. Yes- Ive got a cowd. Its settled here-just here, he piped, striking himself upon his thin chest with the hand that held his stick. A bad cowd-a nasty cowd as keeps me awake all night, doing nowt but cough. Its that stove, thats what it is, Master Portlock. Nonsense, man! It would keep the cold off. Eh? I say it would keep the cold off.