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Tales and Fantasies by Robert Louis Stevenson, Fiction, Classics - Robert Louis Stevenson

Tales and Fantasies by Robert Louis Stevenson, Fiction, Classics

Paperback

Published: 1st February 2006
For Ages: 7 - 8 years old
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From "The Body-Snatcher": Every night in the year, four of us sat in the small parlor of the George at Debenham -- the undertaker, and the landlord, and Fettes, and myself. Sometimes there would be more; but blow high, blow low, come rain or snow or frost, we four would be each planted in his own particular armchair. Fettes was an old drunken Scotchman, a man of education obviously, and a man of some property, since he lived in idleness. He had come to Debenham years ago, while still young, and by a mere continuance of living had grown to be an adopted townsman. His blue camlet cloak was a local antiquity, like the church-spire. His place in the parlor at the George, his absence from church, his old, crapulous, disreputable vices, were all things of course in Debenham. He had some vague Radical opinions and some fleeting infidelities, which he would now and again set forth and emphasize with tottering slaps upon the table. He drank rum -- five glasses regularly every evening; and for the greater portion of his nightly visit to the George sat, with his glass in his right hand, in a state of melancholy alcoholic saturation. We called him the Doctor, for he was supposed to have some special knowledge of medicine, and had been known, upon a pinch, to set a fracture or reduce a dislocation; but beyond these slight particulars, we had no knowledge of his character and antecedents...Also includes "The Misadventures of John Nicholson" and "The Story of a Lie."

ISBN: 9781598187656
ISBN-10: 1598187651
Audience: Children
For Ages: 7 - 8 years old
For Grades: 2 - 3
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 124
Published: 1st February 2006
Publisher: Alan Rodgers Books
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 22.86 x 15.24  x 0.74
Weight (kg): 0.19