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The Seven Vagabonds and Other Stories

£9.99

Product description

Paperback. Blue staple-bound book. Cover is embossed with a black line art illustration. Some discolouration to the spine of book but both front and back are undamaged. Very light foxing to some of the pages edges, text is clean and readable throughout.

Published by Little Blue Book Company, circa 1920's.

From the 1st page:
RAMBLING ON FOOT, in the spring of my life and the summer of the year, I came one afternoon to a point which gave me the choice of three directions. Straight before me, the main road extended its dusty length to Boston; on the left a branch went towards the sea, and would have lengthened my journey a trifle, of twenty or thirty miles; while, by the right hand path, I might have gone over hills and lakes to Canada, visiting in my way, the celebrated town of Stamford. On a level spot of grass, at the foot of the guide post, appeared an object, which though locomotive on a different principle, reminded me of Gulliver's portable mansion among the Brobdingnags. It was a huge covered wagon, or, more properly, a small house on wheels, with a door on one side and a window shaded by green blinds on the other. Two horses munching provender out of the baskets which muzzled them, were fastened near the vehicle: a delectable sound of music proceeded from the interior; and I immediately conjectured that this was some itinerant show, halting at the confluence of the roads to intercept such idle travellers as myself. A shower had long been climbing up the western sky, and now hung so blackly over my onward path that it was a point of wisdom to seek shelter here. "Halloo! Who stands guard here? Is the door keeper asleep?" cried I, approaching a ladder of two or three steps which was let down from the wagon.

Item details

Author(s):
Hawthorne, Nathaniel
Condition:
Used: very good
Format:
Paperback
Number of pages:
64
Publisher:
Little Blue Book Company
Title:
The Seven Vagabonds and Other Stories

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About this item

Paperback. Blue staple-bound book. Cover is embossed with a black line art illustration. Some discolouration to the spine of book but both front and back are undamaged. Very light foxing to some of the pages edges, text is clean and readable throughout.

Published by Little Blue Book Company, circa 1920's.

From the 1st page:
RAMBLING ON FOOT, in the spring of my life and the summer of the year, I came one afternoon to a point which gave me the choice of three directions. Straight before me, the main road extended its dusty length to Boston; on the left a branch went towards the sea, and would have lengthened my journey a trifle, of twenty or thirty miles; while, by the right hand path, I might have gone over hills and lakes to Canada, visiting in my way, the celebrated town of Stamford. On a level spot of grass, at the foot of the guide post, appeared an object, which though locomotive on a different principle, reminded me of Gulliver's portable mansion among the Brobdingnags. It was a huge covered wagon, or, more properly, a small house on wheels, with a door on one side and a window shaded by green blinds on the other. Two horses munching provender out of the baskets which muzzled them, were fastened near the vehicle: a delectable sound of music proceeded from the interior; and I immediately conjectured that this was some itinerant show, halting at the confluence of the roads to intercept such idle travellers as myself. A shower had long been climbing up the western sky, and now hung so blackly over my onward path that it was a point of wisdom to seek shelter here. "Halloo! Who stands guard here? Is the door keeper asleep?" cried I, approaching a ladder of two or three steps which was let down from the wagon.

Author(s):
Hawthorne, Nathaniel
Condition:
Used: very good
Format:
Paperback
Number of pages:
64
Publisher:
Little Blue Book Company
Title:
The Seven Vagabonds and Other Stories

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