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Chapter 32

Relating chiefly to some remarkable Conversation,
and some remarkable Proceedings to which it gives

ondon at last!’ cried Nicholas, throwing back his
greatcoat and rousing Smike from a long nap. ‘It
seemed to me as though we should never reach it.’
‘And yet you came along at a tidy pace too,’ observed the
coachman, looking over his shoulder at Nicholas with no very
pleasant expression of countenance.

‘Ay, I know that,’ was the reply; ‘but I have been very anxious to
be at my journey’s end, and that makes the way seem long.’

‘Well,’ remarked the coachman, ‘if the way seemed long with
such cattle as you’ve sat behind, you must have been most
uncommon anxious;’ and so saying, he let out his whip-lash and
touched up a little boy on the calves of his legs by way of

They rattled on through the noisy, bustling, crowded street of
London, now displaying long double rows of brightly-burning
lamps, dotted here and there with the chemists’ glaring lights, and
illuminated besides with the brilliant flood that streamed from the
windows of the shops, where sparkling jewellery, silks and velvets
of the richest colours, the most inviting delicacies, and most
sumptuous articles of luxurious ornament, succeeded each other
in rich and glittering profusion. Streams of people apparently
without end poured on and on, jostling each other in the crowd


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