The Fortunes and Misfortunes of the Famous Moll Flanders - Vol. 2

The Fortunes and Misfortunes of the Famous Moll Flanders - Vol. 2

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The Fortunes and Misfortunes of the Famous Moll Flanders - Vol. 2

The Fortunes and Misfortunes of the Famous Moll Flanders - Vol. 2

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MOLL FLANDERS

I had a great many adventures after this, but I was young in the business, and did not know how to manage, otherwise than as the devil put things into my head ; and, indeed, he was seldom backward to me. One adventure I had which was very lucky to me. I was going through Lombard Street in the dusk of the evening, just by the end of Three King Court, when on a sudden comes a fellow running by me as swift as lightning, and throws a bundle that was in his hand just behind me, as I stood up against the corner of the house at the turning into the alley. Just as he threw it in, he said, “ God bless you, mistress, let it lie there a little,” and away he runs. After him comes two more, and immediately a young fellow without his hat, crying, “ Stop thief! ” They pursued the two last fellows so close, that they were forced to drop what they had got, and one of them was taken into the bargain ; the other got off free.

I stood stock-still all this while, till they came back . . .

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