Dick Turpin

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Cengage Gale, 1839 - 338 pages
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. 1840 edition. Excerpt: ...grieve about that 'ere, neyther. Ould Gilly told me, this very day as gone, as Sheepshanks called on 'un, and dravred 'un o' forty pound, and as he wor main pressin', too. A' told 'un as the Baronet wor goin' to take 'un wi' him on a job as wor o' main weight, an' that he might tell 'un in confidence, as he mun ha' the money out o' hand; for it wor a great lawsuit, or summut o' the sort. He told 'un too, as he wor goin' off ther very morrow as ever is." " Maybe; observed a gamekeeper; " for Job Tyler have been all day up at Western, putting a chain and doing odd jobs to the travelling coach." The conversation changed; and after staying another hour, Turpin and his companion left. Their consultation was long on the impertant information they had thus acquired. They had arrived at the spot where they usually dismounted, and looking along the road lest they might be observed, were about to lead their horses into the wood, when they heard the distant clatter of horse's feet approaching them. " Shall we mount?" asked Ki ng. " Yes," replied Dick, " and ride a little distance from this spot at any rate. It may be game," added he, examining his holsters. They rode slowly on: the horseman gained upon them; and the companion! drew up between some trees at the road-side. The traveller came on--he had certainly seen them, for the road was level--and on Hearing the spot, slackened his speed. The night was clear; and as he approached, both King and Turpin together recognised their old friend George Fielder. Their greeting was hearty; and after some conference between King and Turpin, they-resolved to make him a sharer in the adventure' already resolved on. The residence of Octavius Sheepshanks, Gent., one, &c., was one of three brick residences with...

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