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Olla Podrida

Auhtor: Captain Marryat

Language: english

Genres:

classic
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Review by Bob Tobias, September 2007


Rating: (*****)
Copyright: Public Domain in the U.S.
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Excerpts from the Book 'Olla Podrida':

... I ordered him to be shut out. He would not leave the iron gates and when they were opened, in he bolted, and hastening to the stables, found ...
... we tread on, in mortal sufferance, feels a pang as great as when a giant dies and it is equally true that it is as false as it is poetical. ...
... by way of grace, before you out with your knife and fork and begin to cut up the contents of these pages. I have been and am now suffering under ...
... she took to her own bed. Having deposited this one, she returned, fought again, gained another victory, and redeemed another puppy. Now it is very singular ...
... river, near which there was plenty of water and when this was the case, the boughs of the trees were interlaced with the rigging of the ship. This ...
... procession of the day before.-Why do you ask, my dear?-Oh, because it will be such fun burying you.-Much obliged to you, my love. There ...
... I will give the reader a verbatim copy of a letter sent to me by a friend not more than a year ago. I have heard of such a circumstance taking place ...
... appearance behind the glass is a source of great amusement to those who are standing by where you change horses. Stopped at Saint Frond, and asked ...
... Why it is a nutshell! I presume that we estimate the relative size of objects in proportion to our stature, and, as when children, we are only half ...
... on the look-out, and therefore his clients dare not make their appearance without all the cats were destroyed. The consequence of this difficulty ...
... time, and offer one general and sincere tribute to genius. In these exciting times, we hear of revolutions in Spain and Portugal, deaths of crowned ...
... as they hang on the rigging, and just ripple the waves as you glide along, and hang upon the lips of my dear love, and press him in my arms. Promise ...
... how to make out a bill for the executors. [Exit SEEDY, and enter Mrs JELLYBAGS.] JEL. (with her handkerchief to her eyes.) ...
... Perhaps, Sir, you do not know your own name or profession, observed his Highness, with a sneer. Yes, your Highness, replied I, taking ...
... neat concern. We set off at a rapid pace. They step out well, don't they? We shall be down in plenty of time to put on a pair of shoes by five ...
... puts her in bodily fear every morning, as an indemnity in full for the loss of the man of her affections. They are both romantically miserable and ...
... to the Hotel d'Angleterre, and find that you are met by the landlord and garcons, who inform you that your carriage is in the remise, and your ...
... you nod you head on you bosom, and say noting-so I not quite sure, and I say again, `Massa Cockle, shall I finish this lilly drop?' and you nod you ...
... will be gone some time, suppose you spin us a yarn to pass away the time. I'll tell you what, Bob, I am not quite so good at that as I used ...
... down to the alligator of this-the leviathan to the whale? Let us examine whether we have any proofs in existing creation to support this supposition. ...