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The History of Mr. Polly

By Wells, Herbert George

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Title: The History of Mr. Polly  
Author: Wells, Herbert George
Language: English
Subject: Literature, Literature & thought, Writing.
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Excerpt: Chapter the First. Beginnings, and the Bazaar. I. ?Hole!? said Mr. Polly, and then for a change, and with greatly increased emphasis: ?Ole!? He paused, and then broke out with one of his private and peculiar idioms. ?Oh! Beastly Silly Wheeze of a Hole!? He was sitting on a stile between two threadbare looking fields, and suffering acutely from indigestion. He suffered from indigestion now nearly every afternoon in his life, but as he lacked introspection he projected the associated discomfort upon the world. Every afternoon he discovered afresh that life as a whole and every aspect of life that presented itself was ?beastly.? And this afternoon, lured by the delusive blueness of a sky that was blue because the wind was in the east, he had come out in the hope of snatching something of the joyousness of spring. The mysterious alchemy of mind and body refused, however, to permit any joyousness whatever in the spring. He had had a little difficulty in finding his cap before he came out. He wanted his cap?the new golf cap?and Mrs. Polly must needs fish out his old soft brown felt hat. ??Ere?s your ?at,? she said in a tone of insincere encouragement.

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Table of Contents: The History of Mr. Polly, 1 -- H. G. Wells, 1 -- Chapter the First. Beginnings, and the Bazaar, 1 -- Chapter the Second. The Dismissal of Parsons, 12 -- Chapter the Third. Cribs, 18 -- Chapter the Fourth. Mr. Polly an Orphan, 23 -- Chapter the Fifth. Mr. Polly Takes a Vacation, 37 -- Chapter the Sixth. Miriam, 50 -- Chapter the Seventh. The Little Shop at Fishbourne, 71 -- Chapter the Eighth. Making an End to Things, 84 -- Chapter the Ninth. The Potwell Inn, 97 -- Chapter the Tenth. Miriam Revisited, 123


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