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The Town Traveller

The Town Traveller

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The Town Traveller


by

George Gissing




CONTENTS

I   MR. GAMMON BREAKFASTS IN BED
II   A MISSING UNCLE
III   THE CHINA SHOP
IV   POLLY AND MR. PARISH
V   A NONDESCRIPT
VI   THE HEAD WAITER AT CHAFFEY'S
VII   POLLY'S WRATH
VIII   MR. GAMMON'S RESOLVE
IX   POLLY'S DEFIANCE
X   THE STORMING OF THE FORT
XI   THE NOSE OF THE TREFOYLES
XII   POLLY CONDESCENDS
XIII   GAMMON THE CRAFTY
XIV   MR. PARISH PURSUES A BROUGHAM
XV   THE NAME OF GILDERSLEEVE
XVI   AN ALLY IN THE QUEST
XVII   POLLY SHOWS WEAKNESS
XVIII   LORD POLPERRO'S REPRESENTATIVE
XIX   NOT IN THE SECRET
XX   THE HUSBAND'S RETURN
XXI   HIS LORDSHIP'S WILL
XXII   NEW YEAR'S EVE
XXIII   HIS LORDSHIP RETIRES
XXIV   THE TRAVELLER'S FICKLENESS AND FRAUD
XXV   THE MISSING WORD
XXVI   A DOUBLE EVENT
XXVII   THE TRAVELLER AT REST




CHAPTER I

MR. GAMMON BREAKFASTS IN BED

Moggie, the general, knocked at Mr. Gammon's door, and was answered by a sleepy "Hallo?"

"Mrs. Bubb wants to know if you know what time it is, sir? 'Cos it's half-past eight an' more."

"All right!" sounded cheerfully from within. "Any letters for me?"

"Yes, sir; a 'eap."

"Bring 'em up, and put 'em under the door. And tell Mrs. Bubb I'll have breakfast in bed; you can put it down outside and shout. And I say, Moggie, ask somebody to run across and get me a 'Police News' and 'Clippings' and 'The Kennel'—understand? Two eggs, Moggie, and three rashers, toasted crisp—understand?"

As the girl turned to descend a voice called to her from another room on the same floor, a voice very distinctly feminine, rather shrill, and a trifle imperative.

"Moggie, I want my hot

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