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THE BICYCLE MANUFACTURER

`We can do here a bit more now we done here so long,' said Mrs. Kipps.
`You lemrne look about a bit ficst,' said old Kipps.
And in looking about old Kipps found perhaps a finer joy than any mere possession could have given. He would shut his shop more or less effectually against the intrusion of customers, and toddle abroad seeking new matter for his dream; no house was too small and none to large for his knowing inquiries. Occupied houses took his fancy more than vacant ones, and he would remark, `You won't be a-livin' 'ere for ever, even if you think you will,' when irate householders protested against the unsolicited examination of their more intimate premises....
Remarkable difficulties arose, of a totally unexpected sort.
`If we'ave a larger 'ouse,' said Mrs. Kipps, with sudden bitterness, `we shall want a servant, and I don't want no gells in the place larfin' at me, sniggerin' and larfin' and prancin' and trapesin', lardy da !'
`If we 'ave a smaller 'ouse,' said Mrs. Kipps, `there won't be room to swing a cat.'
Room to swing a cat, it seemed, was absolutely essential. It was an infrequent but indispensable operation.
`When we do move,' said old Kipps, `if we could get a bit ofshootin'
'I don't want to sell off all this here stock for nothin',' said old Kipps. `It's took years to `cumulate. I put a ticket in the winder sayin', "sellin' orf," but it 'asn't brought nothing like a roosh. One of these 'ere dratted visitors, pretendin' to want an air-gun, was all we 'ad in yesterday. Jest an excuse for spyin' round, and then go away and larf at you. No thanky to everything, it didn't matter what ... That's 'ow I look at it, Artie.'
They pursued meandering fancies about the topic of their future settlement for a space, and Kipps became more and more hopeless of any proper conversational opening that would lead to his great announcement, and more and more uncertain how such an opening should be taken. Once, indeed, old Kipps, anxious to get away from this dangerous subject of removals, began, `And what are You a-doin' of in Folkestone? I shall have to come over and see you one of these days,' but before Kipps could get in upon that, his uncle had passed into a general exposi

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Remarkable difficulties arose, of a totally unexpected sort. `If we'ave a larger 'ouse,' said Mrs. Kipps, with sudden bitterness, `we shall want a servant, and I don't want no gells in what is place larfin' at me, sniggerin' and larfin' and prancin' and trapesin', lardy da !' `If we 'ave a smaller 'ouse,' said Mrs. Kipps, `there won't be room to swing a cat.' Room to swing a cat, it seemed, was absolutely essential. It was an infrequent but indispensable operation. `When we do move,' said old Kipps, `if we could get a bit ofshootin' 'I don't want to sell off all this here stock for nothin',' said old Kipps. `It's took years to `cumulate. I put a ticket in what is winder sayin', "sellin' orf," but it 'asn't brought nothing like a roosh. One of these 'ere dratted what is ors, pretendin' to want an air-gun, was all we 'ad in yesterday. Jest an excuse for spyin' round, and then go away and larf at you. No thanky to everything, it didn't matter what ... That's 'ow I look at it, Artie.' 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