The Seven Poor Travellers by Charles Dickens

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

 

https://www.gutenberg.org/ebooks/1392

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?

RICHARD WATTS, Esq.
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.

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