Oswald Bastable and Others

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Oswald Bastable and Others
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OSWALD BASTABLE AND OTHERS

'”Don't break down the door! The villains may return anymoment and destroy you.”'--Page 115.]

OSWALD BASTABLE AND OTHERS

_By_ E. NESBIT

_Illustrated by_ CHARLES E. BROCK AND H. R. MILLAR

ERNEST BENN LIMITED LONDON

COWARD-McCANN INC NEW YORK

_First re-issued in this edition 1960_

_Published by Ernest Benn Limited Bouverie House . Fleet Street . London . EC4 and Coward-McCann Inc 210 Madison Avenue . New York 16 . NY_

_Printed in Great Britain_

TO MY DEAR NIECE ANTHONIA NESBIT

CONTENTS

OSWALD BASTABLE

AN OBJECT OF VALUE AND VIRTUE _page_ 1

THE RUNAWAYS 34

THE ARSENICATORS: A TALE OF CRIME 64

THE ENCHANCERIED HOUSE 89

OTHERS

MOLLY, THE MEASLES, AND THE MISSING WILL 123

BILLY AND WILLIAM 151

THE TWOPENNY SPELL 167

SHOWING OFF; OR, THE LOOKING-GLASS BOY 181

THE RING AND THE LAMP 200

THE CHARMED LIFE; OR, THE PRINCESS AND THE LIFT-MAN 224

BILLY THE KING 247

THE PRINCESS AND THE CAT 275

THE WHITE HORSE 301

SIR CHRISTOPHER COCKLESHELL 318

MUSCADEL 343

LIST OF ILLUSTRATIONS

'_Don't break down the door! The villains may return any moment and destroy you_' _Frontispiece_

_'Here is your prize,' said Oswald_ _facing page_ 30

_'Come into the kitchen,' said Oswald; 'you can drip there quite comfortably'_ 52

_We consented to carry the unfortunate bed-woman to it_ 76

_The room was a very odd shape_ _page_ 103

_A little person in a large white cap_ 121

_Molly had a splendid ride behind the groom_ _facing page_ 134

_The bicycle started, Billy in the saddle and Harold on the step_ 164

'_And what can we do for you to-day, Miss?_' 170

_The alligator very nearly had him_ 194

'_Your servant, Miss. Do I understand that you order me to mend this?_' 206

_The little girl had slapped Fina, and taken the pagoda away_ 214

'_We'll see if you are going to begin a-ordering of me about_' 218

_'Come by post, your Lordship,' said the footman_ 254

_'Excuse my hair, Sire,' he said_ 256

'_Speak to the dragon as soon as it arrives_' 262

_The two skated into each other's arms_ 270

_'Take that!' cried he, aiming an apple at the old man's head_ _facing page_ 306

_In the drawer was just one jewelled ring. It lay on a written page_ 346

_A black-winged monster, with hundreds and hundreds of eyes_ 350

_On the table stood the dazzling figure of a real full-sized princess_ 358

_A blowzy, frowzy dairymaid_ 362

'_You've got a face as long as a fiddle_' 366


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