Johnny Ludlow, Sixth Series
A series of vignettes about life in the Victorian times in Great Britain. Excerpt from Fifth Series: ""Let us go and give her a turn," cried the Squire. Tod laughed. "What, all of us?" said he. "To be sure. All of us. Why not? We'll start to-morrow." "Oh dear!" exclaimed Mrs. Todhetley, dismay in her mild tones. "Children and all?" "Children and all; and take Hannah to see to them," said the Squire. "You don't count, Joe: you will be off elsewhere." "We could never be ready," said the Mater, looking the image of perplexity. "To-morrow's Friday. Besides, there would be no time to write to Mary." "Write to her!" cried the Squire, turning sharply on his heel as he paced the room in his nankeen morning-coat. "And who do you suppose is going to write to her? Why, it would cause her to make all sorts of preparation, put her to no end of trouble. A pretty conjurer you'd make! We will take her by surprise: that's what we will do."
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