The Leisure Hour Monthly Library Volume 1

This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1852 edition.

The Leisure Hour Monthly Library Volume 1

This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1852 edition. Excerpt: ... the miserable hacks that drag the lumbering cabs over the London stones slake their burning thirst, that he derives his designation of " Waterman." He is the depository of some moist species of authority ', tion from the fare, in which attempt he is for the most successful. Sometimes it happens, when his stand is in the suburbs, that he rears a brood of chickens, which grow up under the horses' feet, and are sold for the spit, if they escape, for a sufiicient length of time, from being kicked to death by the horses, run over by the wheels, or hunted, and eaten by the dogs and cats of the neighbour;hood. In addition to these avocations, he cleans lmives, polishes boots, and scours pots for the publican, and makes himself, as it is termed, generally useful either in the stable or the cellar. Among his companions the cabmen, the waterman partakes of the character both of a butt and an oracle. He is always older than they--being invariably a man rather stricken in years. He is a good judge of horseflesh, especially of that peculiar species which flourishes on a cab-stand, and knows what the "wettany sarjun" would do in such and such a case. His conversation with his companions is a kind of audible short--hand, not very intelligible to the uninitiated; and you may listen to it a long while, if you choose, without being much the wiser. He finds it to his interest to ut up with their jokes, as well practical as ver, without complaining, as he is mainly deendent upon them for his income. They treat him, however, u on the whole, with consideration, as he is virtu y a watchman as well as a waterman, and frequently has the charge of the whole stand, while the drivers who should be upon their boxes in readiness for...

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The American Bookseller

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The Naturalists Leisure Hour and Monthly Bulletin

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Sherlock Holmes Among the Pirates

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Sherlock Holmes Among the Pirates

This study focuses on the publishing history of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, tracing the story of the first two Holmes novels, which were widely pirated in the U.S. from 1890-1930. The book details the background that enabled piracy to occur and provides extensive descriptive lists of the various issues of A Study in Scarlet and The Sign of the Four. The American issues are described in detail, with defects and inconsistencies clearly documented. Also included is a genealogical tree that traces the editions of these novels and thorough examples of their textual variations.

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