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Mon Apr 03 02:02:13 2017 1 The Project Gutenberg EBook of Warwick Woodlands, by Henry William Herbert (AKA Frank Forester) This eBook is for the use of anyone anywhere at no cost and with almost no restrictions whatsoever.
You may copy it, give it away or re-use it under the terms of the Project Gutenberg License included with this eBook or online at www.gutenberg.org Title: Warwick Woodlands Things as they Were There Twenty Years Ago Author: Henry William Herbert (AKA Frank Forester) Release Date: November 6, 2006 [EBook #19730] Language: English Character set encoding: ASCII *** START OF THIS PROJECT GUTENBERG EBOOK WARWICK WOODLANDS *** Produced by Jerry Kuntz THE WARWICK WOODLANDS; or Things as They Were Twenty Years Ago By Frank Forester MY FIRST VISIT, DAY THE FIRST It was a fine October evening when I was sitting on the back stoop of his cheerful little bachelor’s establishment in Mercer street, with my old friend and comrade, Henry Archer.
Many a frown of fortune had we two weathered out together; in many of her brightest smiles had we two reveled--never was there a stauncher friend, a merrier companion, a keener sportsman, or a better fellow, than this said Harry; and here had we two met, three thousand miles from home, after almost ten years of separation, just the same careless, happy, dare-all do-no-goods that we were when we parted in St.
James’s street,--he for the West, I for the Eastern World--he to fell trees, and build log huts in the backwoods of Canada,--I to shoot tigers and drink arrack punch in the Carnatic.
The world had wagged with us as with most others: now up, now down, and laid us to, at last, far enough from the goal for which we started--so that, as I have said already, on landing in New York, having heard nothing of him for ten years, whom the deuce should I tumble on but that same worthy, snugly housed, with a neat bachelor’s menage, and every thing ship-shape about him?--So, in the natural course of things, we were at onc...





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