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LONDON :

ROBSON AND SON, GREAT NORTHERN PRINTING WORKS,

PANCRAS ROAD, N.W.

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SIR JASPER’S TENANT

CHAPTER I.

THE GATHERING OF THE DOBBITES.

HAVING pledged himself to the carrying out of the entertainment which he had himself originated, Mr. Dobb was not the man to draw back, however distracted he might be by other interests. As prime mover of the picnic on Lemley Hills, Mr. Dobb's honour was involved in the success of the entertainment; so between the twenty-fifth of August and the first of September he had very little time to think of Twopenny-Postman. The day came in due course, and was exactly the kind of day that all picnickers would demand of Providence, if they dared beseech so temporal a boon

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VOL. III.

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