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The Lazy Tour of Two Idle Apprentices by Charles Dickens: Chapter 1

the lazy tour of two idle apprentices dickens charles

Old Carrock gloomed down upon it all in a very ill-tempered state; and rain was beginning. Goodchild, who is always in love with somebody, and not unfrequently with several objects at once, made no reply. It now becomes imperatively necessary to settle the exact situation of the farm-house in the valley at which the dog-cart has been left, before the travellers attempt to descend. He stopped the wide chimneys, shaded the little windows, left the strong-stemmed ivy to wander where it would over the house-front, the moss to accumulate on the untrimmed fruit-trees in the red-walled garden, the weeds to over-run its green and yellow walks. Goodchild's, 'become in the course of time very heavy. In his present hesitating frame of mind, it was a kind of relief to gain a few moments only by engaging in the trifling occupation of snuffing the candle.

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LAZY TOUR OF TWO IDLE APPRENTICES

the lazy tour of two idle apprentices dickens charles

The compass is broken, and the exploring party is lost! The village shoemaker declined to have anything to do with Carrock. With women trying on clogs and caps at open stalls, and 'Bible stalls' adjoining. He gave way when he found I was determined, and said he would accept the services of the waiter at the Inn. He took up the snuffers now, and trimmed the wick. The two beds stood parallel with each other — a space of about six feet intervening between them.

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Lazy Tour of Two Idle Apprentices

the lazy tour of two idle apprentices dickens charles

Slowly and more slowly, as the clog of crippled Thomas weighed heavily and more heavily on the march of the expedition, the lost travellers followed the windings of the stream, till they came to a faintly-marked cart-track, branching off nearly at right angles, to the left. It was quite useless to represent to him the folly and danger of such a proceeding as this. There was a moment of silence; and the rain pattered drearily through it against the panes of the window. He stopped at the window, with that doubt in him; once more listening to the pattering rain, once more looking out into the black darkness. Codgers also of the vineyard, but opposed to Mr. A slip and a fall? A slight accident, I hope? At the expiration of that time, the symptoms of a serious illness first declared themselves in Mrs. Though, later, in a delightful, rather metafictional scene, we see them writing.

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The Lazy Tour of Two Idle Apprentices / by Charles Dickens

the lazy tour of two idle apprentices dickens charles

Francis Goodchild; but there was not a moral pin to choose between them, and they were both idle in the last degree. Pero esta cualidad es muy distinta en ambos amigos; para uno es sinónimo de holgazanería, mas para el otro es una oportunidad para disfrutar. They were both of the same medium size, and both had the same plain white curtains, made to draw, if necessary, all round them. His father was a rich manufacturer, and had bought landed property enough in one of the midland counties to make all the born squires in his neighbourhood thoroughly envious of him. Thomas, now just able to grope his way along, in a doubled-up condition, with the aid of two thick sticks, was no bad embodiment of Commodore Trunnion, or of one of those many gallant Admirals of the stage, who have all ample fortunes, gout, thick sticks, tempers, wards, and nephews. No sooner had he heard the clock strike Two, than he saw before him Two old men! Again he turned to the riddles; reading them doggedly and resolutely, now in one corner of the card, now in another. This is the more remarkable, as there is nothing against the respectable lady in that quarter, but quite the contrary; her family having rendered eminent service to many famous citizens of London.

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LAZY TOUR OF TWO IDLE APPRENTICES

the lazy tour of two idle apprentices dickens charles

In 1847 she returns to adopt the boy called Walter Wilding, whom she believes to be her son. Report, or scandal, whichever you please, said that the old gentleman had been rather wild in his youthful days, and that, unlike most parents, he was not disposed to be violently indignant when he found that his son took after him. His companion did the same, and was as cheerful and confident as he: though he was the leader. He is also renowned for his close relationship with Charles Dickens, who regarded him as the most talented of his many proteges. No Betting at the rooms; nothing there but the plants in pots, which have, all the week, been stood about the entry to give it an innocent appearance, and which have sorely sickened by this time.

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Lazy Tour of Two Idle Apprentices by Charles Dickens

the lazy tour of two idle apprentices dickens charles

Harvest still lying out and much rained upon; here and there, harvest still unreaped. Between Francis and Thomas, however, there was this difference of character: Goodchild was laboriously idle, and would take upon himself any amount of pains and labour to assure himself that he was idle; in short, had no better idea of idleness than that it was useless industry. Goodchild looked eagerly at the top of the mountain, and, feeling apparently that he was now going to be very lazy indeed, shone all over wonderfully to the eye, under the influence of the contentment within and the moisture without. I called one evening, as usual, and found her alone, with a look in her eyes which told me that she had been crying. London, where there are nice short walks in level public gardens, with benches of repose set up at convenient distances for weary travellers--London, where rugged stone is humanely pounded into little lumps for the road, and intelligently shaped into smooth slabs for the pavement! Goodchild, through having no change of outer garments but broadcloth and velvet, suddenly became a magnificent portent in the Innkeeper's house, a shining frontispiece to the fashions for the month, and a frightful anomaly in the Cumberland village. Collins wrote the whole of the second, longest chapter, 'The Prison in the Woods', which describes the march through the jungle and an escape by raft. I'm not Yorkshire, myself, young gentleman; but I've lived long enough in these parts to have my wits sharpened; and I shouldn't wonder if you found out the way to brighten up yours, next time you come amongst us.

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The Lazy Tour of Two Idle Apprentices / by Charles Dickens

the lazy tour of two idle apprentices dickens charles

I am sorry that my presence is required here. And he made himself an arbour over against the tree, where he could sit and see that it was safe. Between Francis and Thomas, however, there was this difference of character: Goodchild was laboriously idle, and would take upon himself any amount of pains and labour to assure himself that he was idle; in short, had no better idea of idleness than that it was useless industry. Carrock is but a trumpery little mountain of fifteen hundred feet, and it presumes to have false tops, and even precipices, as if it were Mont Blanc. He marches for the top that is never to be found, as if he was the Wandering Jew, bound to go on for ever, in defiance of everything. Now, miserable black dwellings, a black canal, and sick black towers of chimneys; now, a trim garden, where the flowers were bright and fair; now, a wilderness of hideous altars all a-blaze; now, the water meadows with their fairy rings; now, the mangy patch of unlet building ground outside the stagnant town, with the larger ring where the Circus was last week. The firm of Thurtell, Palmer, and Thurtell, in the boxes Centre.

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The Lazy Tour of Two Idle Apprentices

the lazy tour of two idle apprentices dickens charles

When he closed them on the wick, he closed them a hair's breadth too low. All manner of cross-lines of rails came zig-zagging into it, like a Congress of iron vipers; and, a little way out of it, a pointsman in an elevated signal-box was constantly going through the motions of drawing immense quantities of beer at a public-house bar. I mean, is he a quiet, well-behaved person? Not so the rooms where I was restless and afraid, ten years. Then the silence followed again, and was disturbed no more. The medical student took up the drawing and looked at it.

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The Lazy Tour of Two Idle Apprentices, by Charles Dickens; Chapter IV Page 13

the lazy tour of two idle apprentices dickens charles

We had been great friends when she was well, and we became more attached to each other than ever when she was ill. Charles John Huffam Dickens 1812-1870 , also known as Boz, was the foremost English novelist of the Victorian era, as well as a vigorous social campaigner. One was the real deal with the family where we went to the beach and pretty much stayed put at the pool or the ocean all day every day. I see a linen-draper's shop next door to the right--and there are five more linen-drapers' shops down the corner to the left. Goodchild, who in the fatigues of such labours congratulated himself on attaining a high point of idleness. Idle to have nothing else to do.

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The Lazy Tour of Two Idle Apprentices

the lazy tour of two idle apprentices dickens charles

I am what you saw me when the clock struck that hour — One old man. The kitchen fire had not been long out. Edited with an introduction, afterword, and notes by Maria Bachman. In an instant the candle was out, and the room was plunged in pitch darkness. Sometimes the young men rallied the young women, as in the case of a group gathered round an accordion-player, from among whom a young man advanced behind a young woman for whom he appeared to have a tenderness, and hinted to her that he was there and playful, by giving her he wore clogs a kick. There was no vestige of colour in the man. Sewn binding, high quality paper, sturdy card covers with a folded-over flap; interesting and usually relatively unknown works by well-known authors, for example the Brontës, Jane Austen, and Charles Dickens.

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