"Have you the letter?" asked Craig. Their training was as primitive as their shoes. They ran way too much: 鈥淲e ran twice a day,sometimes three times,鈥?Frank Shorter would recall. 鈥淎ll we did was run鈥攔un, eat, and sleep.鈥? The work of taking up a new district, which requires not only that the man doing it should know the nature of the postal arrangements, but also the characters and the peculiarities of the postmasters and their clerks, was too heavy to allow of my going on with my book at once. It was not till the end of 1852 that I recommenced it, and it was in the autumn of 1853 that I finished the work. It was only one small volume, and in later days would have been completed in six weeks 鈥?or in two months at the longest, if other work had pressed. On looking at the title-page, I find it was not published till 1855. I had made acquaintance, through my friend John Merivale, with William Longman the publisher, and had received from him an assurance that the manuscript should be 鈥渓ooked at.鈥?It was 鈥渓ooked at,鈥?and Messrs. Longman made me an offer to publish it at half profits. I had no reason to love 鈥渉alf profits,鈥?but I was very anxious to have my book published, and I acceded. It was now more than ten years since I had commenced writing The Macdermots, and I thought that if any success was to be achieved, the time surely had come. I had not been impatient; but, if there was to be a time, surely it had come. 综合在线 日韩欧美 中文字幕_国产乱人视频在线观看 "Search me! Little guy says he knows a better place down the Avenue, but I didn't hear the name of it. Swell guy says he can't go because he's waiting for his friend, but little fellow says: 'Ahh, we'll be back in fifteen minutes', and swell guy says: 'He's callin' on a dame acrost the street, so I guess he's good for another half hour.' Then they went out the front door." 鈥楴o, never.鈥?