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Example in this ebook CHAPTER I The Story of the Goblins who Stole a Sexton In an old abbey town, down in this part of the country, a long, long while ago so long, that the story must be a true one, because our great grandfathers implicitly believed it there officiated as sexton and grave digger in the churchyard, one Gabriel Grub It by no means follows that because a manExample in this ebook CHAPTER I The Story of the Goblins who Stole a Sexton In an old abbey town, down in this part of the country, a long, long while ago so long, that the story must be a true one, because our great grandfathers implicitly believed it there officiated as sexton and grave digger in the churchyard, one Gabriel Grub It by no means follows that because a man is a sexton, and constantly surrounded by the emblems of mortality, therefore he should be a morose and melancholy man your undertakers are the merriest fellows in the world and I once had the honour of being on intimate terms with a mute, who in private life, and off duty, was as comical and jocose a little fellow as ever chirped out a devil may care song, without a hitch in his memory, or drained off the contents of a good stiff glass without stopping for breath But, notwithstanding these precedents to the contrary, Gabriel Grub was an ill conditioned, cross grained, surly fellow a morose and lonely man, who consorted with nobody but himself, and an old wicker bottle which fitted into his large deep waistcoat pocket and who eyed each merry face, as it passed him by, with such a deep scowl of malice and ill humour, as it was difficult to meet, without feeling something the worse for A little before twilight, one Christmas Eve, Gabriel shouldered his spade, lighted his lantern, and betook himself towards the old churchyard for he had got a grave to finish by next morning, and, feeling very low, he thought it might raise his spirits, perhaps, if he went on with his work at once As he went his way, up the ancient street, he saw the cheerful light of blazing fires gleam through 2 the old casements, and heard the loud laugh and the cheerful shouts of those who were assembled around them he marked the bustling preparations for next day s cheer, and smelt the numerous savoury odours consequent thereupon, as they steamed up from the kitchen windows in clouds All this was gall and wormwood to the heart of Gabriel Grub and when groups of children bounded out of the houses, tripped across the road, and were met, before they could knock at the opposite door, by half a dozen curly headed little rascals who crowded round them as they flocked up stairs to spend the evening in their Christmas games, Gabriel smiled grimly, and clutched the handle of his spade with a firmer grasp, as he thought of measles, scarlet fever, thrush, hooping cough, and a good many other sources of consolation besides In this happy frame of mind, Gabriel strode along returning a short, sullen growl to the good humoured greetings of such of his neighbours as now and then passed him until he turned into the dark lane which led to the churchyard Now, Gabriel had been looking forward to reaching the dark lane, because it was, generally speaking, a nice, gloomy, mournful place, into which the townspeople did not much care to go, except in broad daylight, and when the sun was shining consequently, he was not a little indignant to hear a young urchin roaring out some jolly song about a merry Christmas, in this very sanctuary, which had been called Coffin Lane ever since the days of the old abbey, and the time of the shaven headed monks As Gabriel walked on, and the voice drew nearer, he found it proceeded from a small boy, who was hurrying along, to join one of the little parties in the old street, and who, partly to keep himself company, and partly to prepare himself for the occasion, was shouting out the song at the highest pitch of his lungs So Gabriel waited until the boy came up, and then dodged him into a corner, and rapped him over the head with his lantern five or six times, to teach him to modulate his voice.


  • Title: The Posthumous Papers of the Pickwick Club, Volume 2 (of 2) (Illustrations) (The Posthumous Papers of the Pickwick Club Series)
  • Author: Charles Dickens Cecil Aldin
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  • Page: 224
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Charles Dickens Cecil Aldin

Charles John Huffam Dickens 7 February 1812 9 June 1870 was an English writer and social critic He created some of the world s best known fictional characters and is regarded as the greatest novelist of the Victorian era His works enjoyed unprecedented popularity during his lifetime, and by the twentieth century critics and scholars had recognised him as a literary genius His novels and short stories enjoy lasting popularity.Born in Portsmouth, Dickens left school to work in a factory when his father was incarcerated in a debtors prison Despite his lack of formal education, he edited a weekly journal for 20 years, wrote 15 novels, five novellas, hundreds of short stories and non fiction articles, lectured and performed extensively, was an indefatigable letter writer, and campaigned vigorously for children s rights, education, and other social reforms.Dickens was regarded as the literary colossus of his age His 1843 novella, A Christmas Carol, remains popular and continues to inspire adaptations in every artistic genre Oliver Twist and Great Expectations are also frequently adapted, and, like many of his novels, evoke images of early Victorian London His 1859 novel, A Tale of Two Cities, set in London and Paris, is his best known work of historical fiction Dickens s creative genius has been praised by fellow writers from Leo Tolstoy to George Orwell and G K Chesterton for its realism, comedy, prose style, unique characterisations, and social criticism On the other hand, Oscar Wilde, Henry James, and Virginia Woolf complained of a lack of psychological depth, loose writing, and a vein of saccharine sentimentalism The term Dickensian is used to describe something that is reminiscent of Dickens and his writings, such as poor social conditions or comically repulsive characters.On 8 June 1870, Dickens suffered another stroke at his home after a full day s work on Edwin Drood He never regained consciousness, and the next day, five years to the day after the Staplehurst rail crash, he died at Gad s Hill Place Contrary to his wish to be buried at Rochester Cathedral in an inexpensive, unostentatious, and strictly private manner, he was laid to rest in the Poets Corner of Westminster Abbey A printed epitaph circulated at the time of the funeral reads To the Memory of Charles Dickens England s most popular author who died at his residence, Higham, near Rochester, Kent, 9 June 1870, aged 58 years He was a sympathiser with the poor, the suffering, and the oppressed and by his death, one of England s greatest writers is lost to the world His last words were On the ground , in response to his sister in law Georgina s request that he lie down from



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  • sabisteb

    Am 13.05.1827 beschließen Samuel Pickwick, ein wohlhabender, älterer Herr und Gründer des nach ihm benannten Pickwick Clubs, Mr Nathaniel Winkle, Mr Augustus Snodgrass, and Mr Tracy Tupman, ihr schönes Heimatland zu bereisen und zu erforschen. Auf dieser Reise lernen sie allerhand freundliche und auch seltsame Menschen und Gebräuche kennen.The Posthumous Papers of the Pickwick Club oder kurz The Pickwick Papers (auf Deutsch einfach die Pickwickier) ist Charles Dickens Debut Roman. Das Buch [...]


  • Serena_v

    Actually reading part one, but couldn't find it listed. My Dickens kick continues


  • Pravin Gandhi

    Its part of a complete Pickwick Papers. I enjoyed it, but the humour of Victorian times might escape the current generation. Those who make an attempt will like it immensely.


  • Pratibha R.D.H.

    This is not one of my favourites of Dickens!


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