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Excerpt from The Alderman's Children, Vol. 1 of 3 One of the blue tram-cars that ply between Moorgate Street and the Archway Tavern at Highgate stopped before the Cock at Highbury, and Charlie Harrowell, who had been smoking cigarettes since he left the city, descended from the knifeboard with a preoccupied air, and passed through the gate of Highbury Place. It was a very hot summer afternoon. Dust rose in a haze from the pavements, and the air was redolent of those smells which form the July aroma of London - warm asphalte, tobacco smoke, cheap fruit and faded flowers. The paint on the panels of the omnibuses was blistered, and the grimy horses dragged heavily. About the Publisher Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at www.forgottenbooks.com This book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art technology to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works.
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