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August 1, 2021  

The Prince and the Pauper - Chapters XVIII and XIX - Mark Twain

August 1, 2021

The Prince and the Pauper

Chapters XVIII and XIX - Mark Twain

The troop of vagabonds turned out at early dawn, and set forward on their march.  There was a lowering sky overhead, sloppy ground under foot, and a winter chill in the air.  All gaiety was gone from the company; some were sullen and silent, some were irritable and petulant, none were gentle-humoured, all were thirsty.
The Ruffler put 'Jack' in Hugo's charge, with some brief instructions, and commanded John Canty to keep away from him and let him alone; he also warned Hugo not to be too rough with the lad.