Charles Dickens

This is from his book “David Copperfield”.  I haven’t got to the part where he starts doing magic yet:

Miss Murdstone had been looking for us.  She found us here and presented her uncongenial cheek, the little wrinkles in it filled with hair powder, to Dora to be kissed.  Then she took Dora’s arm into hers and marched us into breakfast as if it were a soldier’s funeral.

How many cups of tea I drank, because Dora made it, I don’t know.  But I perfectly remember that I sat swilling tea until my whole nervous system, if I had any in those days, must have gone by the board.

This guy is a pretty good writer.  I dare say he’s gonna make it some day.

5 Responses to “Charles Dickens”

  1. Phelps says:

    I had to read Grate Expectations in school. That ruined Chuck for me.

  2. mexi says:

    Is that the one that had Pip from Southpark in it?

  3. Northe says:

    I liked asking ppl what the story was about rather than reading while I was in highschool. With my ability to BS as a writer, essays were a cinch as long as I paid enuff attention in class to regurgitate exactly what the teacher would discuss. Which translates into what he/she wants to read anyway. Winner, winner, chicken dinner.

  4. L says:

    Speaking of swilling tea, I have been hanging with your friend Mario from Honduras. Hes fun but hes no Mexi which leaves me feeling a little disappointed and not quite satisfied. Humph!

  5. mexi says:

    I don’t think you should trust anyone you met from Zoobie’s. They’re cool people to drink beer with but that environment is rather shady, even for my tastes.

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