David Copperfield PDF By Charles Dickens

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I was born with a caul, which was advertised for sale, in the newspapers, at the low price of fifteen guineas.

jackets, I don’t know; all I know is, that there was but one solitary bidding, and that was from an attorney connected with the bill-broking business, who offered two pounds in cash, and the balance in Sherry, but de.

cleaned to be guaranteed from drowning on any higher bargain. Consequently, the advertisement was withdrawn at a dead loss for as to sherry, my poor dear mother’s own sherry was in the market

then-and ten years afterward the caul was put up in a raffle down in our part of the country to fifty members at half-a-crown ahead, the winner to spend five shillings.

I was present myself, and I remember to have felt quite uncomfortable and confused, at a part of myself being disposed of in that way.

The caul was won, I recollect, by an old lady with a hand-basket, who, very reluctantly, produced from it the steps.

late five shillings, all in halfpence, and twopence halfpenny short; as it took an immense time and a great waste of Arith.

Metic to endeavor without any effect to prove to her. It is a fact which will be long remembered as remarkable down there, that she was never drowned, but died triumphantly in bed, at ninety-two.

I have understood that it was, to the last, her proudest boast, that she never had been on the water in her life, except upon a bridge;

and that over her tea (to which she was extremely partial) she, to the last, expressed her indignation at the impiety of mariners and others who had the presumption to go ” meandering about the world.

It was in vain to represent to her that some conveniences, tea perhaps included, resulted from this objectionable practice.

WriterCharles Dickens
LanguageEnglish
Pages548
Pdf Size32.7 MB
CategoryBiography

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