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The dismal man took the hint, and having mixed a glass of brandy-and-water, and slowly swallowed half of it, opened the roll of paper and proceeded, partly to read, and partly to relate, the following incident, which we find recorded on the Transactions of the Club as 'The Stroller's Tale.'
'There is nothing of the marvellous in what I am going to relate,' said the dismal man; 'there is nothing even uncommon in it.
'Leave him alone,' said the green-coated stranger; 'brandy- and-water--jolly old gentleman--lots of pluck--swallow this-- ah!--capital stuff.' Having previously tested the virtues of a bumper, which had been mixed by the dismal man, the stranger applied the glass to Mr.
'They are not worth your notice,' said the dismal man.
The dismal man readily complied; a circle was again formed round the table, and harmony once more prevailed.
As he ran toward the man, Bradley heard above him the same uncanny wail that had set every nerve on edge several nights before, and the dismal flapping of huge wings.
As they ran, shouting, forward, it was obvious to them that the weird and terrible apparition was attempting to seize James; but when it saw the others coming to his rescue, it desisted, flapping rapidly upward and away, its long, ragged wings giving forth the peculiarly dismal notes which always characterized the sound of its flying.
Summary: Delhi [India], May 31 (ANI): After the recent drubbing in Lok Sabha elections, BSP supremo Mayawati has called for a meeting of party leaders on June 3 to discuss the reasons leading to a dismal performance.
figure By DERRICK LUVEGA SportPesa Premier League side Vihiga United has sacked head coach Mike Mururi over dismal performances.His deputies Tom Tera and Francis Xavier were also sent packing in the latest development announced by club president Kahi Indimuli on Wednesday.
By OWEN HUGHES Business Correspondent owen.hughes@dailypost.co.uk MANY retailers now face a 'make or break' few months after a 'dismal December' with another fall in shopper numbers.
These dismal conditions have resulted in a sharp increase in asthma and other respiratory diseases.
3 million is being school and others are deprived from the basic right education.There is plenty of reason which causes dismal condition of education in Balochistan.