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The Seven Poor Travellers by Charles Dickens

The Seven Poor Travellers - Charles Dickens, Wilkie Collins, Adelaide Anne Proctor, Eliza Lynn Linton
bookshelves: published-1854, victorian, under-500-ratings, shortstory-shortstories-novellas, gutenberg-project, e-book, britain-england, dec-2015-free-for-all, winter-20152016, eng-kent-rochester
Recommended to Bettie☯ by: Teresa
Recommended for: Laura, Wanda et al
Read from December 13 to 14, 2015



Opening: CHAPTER I—IN THE OLD CITY OF ROCHESTER: Strictly speaking, there were only six Poor Travellers; but, being a Traveller myself, though an idle one, and being withal as poor as I hope to be, I brought the number up to seven. This word of explanation is due at once, for what says the inscription over the quaint old door?
by his Will, dated 22 Aug. 1579,
founded this Charity
for Six poor Travellers,
who not being ROGUES, or PROCTORS,
May receive gratis for one Night,
Lodging, Entertainment,
and Fourpence each.

A tale best read on a Christmas Eve.