Paul Dombey Charles Dickens

ISBN: 9781230320243

Published: September 12th 2013

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44 pages


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Paul Dombey  by  Charles Dickens

Paul Dombey by Charles Dickens
September 12th 2013 | Paperback | PDF, EPUB, FB2, DjVu, AUDIO, mp3, RTF | 44 pages | ISBN: 9781230320243 | 4.67 Mb

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. 1898 edition. Excerpt: ... minutes before he was moderately composed, and then there was a profound silence. Gentlemen, said Doctor Blimber, rise for grace! Cornelia, lift Dombey down--nothing of whom but his scalp was accordingly seen above the table-cloth. Johnson will repeat to me to-morrow morning before breakfast, without book, and from the Greek Testament, the first chapter of the Epistle of Saint Paul to the Ephesians.

We will resume our studies, Mr. Feeder, in half-an-hour. The young gentlemen bowed and withdrew. Mr. Feeder did likewise., During the half-hour the young gentlemen, broken into pairs, loitered, arm in arm, up and down a small piece of ground behind the house, or endeavored to kindle a spark of animation in the breast of Briggs. Punctually at the appointed time the gong was sounded, and the studies, under the joint auspices of Doctor Blimber and Mr. Feeder, were resumed. Tea was served in a style no less polite than the dinner- and after tea, the young gentlemen, rising and bowing as before, withdrew to fetch up the unfinished tasks of that day, or to get up the already looming tasks of to-morrow.

In the meantime Mr. Feeder withdrew to his own room, and Paul sat in a corner, wondering whether Florence was thinking of him, and what they were all about at Mrs. Pipchins. At eight oclock or so the gong sounded again for prayers in the dining-room, where the butler afterwards presided over a side-table, on which bread and cheese were spread for such young gentlemen as desired to partake of those refreshments.

The ceremonies concluded by the Doctors saying, Gentlemen, we will resume our studies at seven to-morrow- and then for the first time Paul saw Cornelia Blimbers eye, and saw that it was upon him. When the Doctor had said these...



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