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Elizabeth Gaskell: Cousin Phillis (unabridged)

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Elizabeth Gaskell: Cousin Phillis (Unabridged)

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  • Recording Venue: Motivation Sound Studios, London

Part 1: It is a great thing for a lad…

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Every Saturday I wrote home…

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So the next time our business took me to Heathbridge…

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She sat down herself…

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I had a thorough welcome…

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'I dare say you railway gentlemen…'

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The parlour was a large room…

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But I was vexed…

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And here I must not forget to name…

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Part 2: Cousin Holman gave me the weekly county newspaper…

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Late in the evening…

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That afternoon I had to return to Eltham…

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When he had done, he began to explain…

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I could see my father's countenance…

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'Not at all! I can't go yet, though…'

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'I don't know where they can be,' said I.

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'Don't you think him handsome?' asked I.

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'Yes!' said he…

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Part 3: Just after this I went home for a week's holiday.

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Then came the blinding lightning…

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One day, harvest time, he had been drawing…

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'But you must not,' he resumed…

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Saturday came. But it was very late…

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'No! he is but just landed…'

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I stood still and wondered.

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'Don't,' she said.

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Part 4: When I went over on Easter Day…

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My cousin Phillis was like a rose…

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So off I went, a willing labourer…

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'Don't look so sorry, Paul,' she said…

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I remember one thing more.

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During all these days…

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At length we got up from our places…

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'Paul, you will oblige me by staying…'

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'I don't understand,' said her father.

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But, poor fellows, they were hardly fit…

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''Od rot 'em,' said she…

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