By David Walliams
Chloe sees Mr Mingin each day, yet she's by no means spoken to him. Which isn't fabulous, simply because he's a tramp, and he stinks. yet there's extra to Mr Mingin than meets the attention (or nostril) and prior to she is familiar with it, Chloe has an strange new good friend hiding in her backyard shed.
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There is no praise from strangers to be got here,” Senora Teresa said tragically. “Avanti! Yes! That is all he cares for. To be ﬁrst somewhere—somehow—to be ﬁrst with these English. They will be showing him to everybody. ’ ” She laughed ominously. “What a name! What is that? Nostromo? ” 20 Nostromo Meantime Giorgio, with tranquil movements, had been unfastening the door; the ﬂood of light fell on Signora Teresa, with her two girls gathered to her side, a picturesque woman in a pose of maternal exaltation.
Then Signora Teresa, all in black, issuing from another door, advanced, portly and anxious, inclining her ﬁne black-browed head, opening her arms and crying in a profound tone— “Giorgio! thou passionate man! Misericordia Divina! In the sun like this! ” At her feet the hens made oﬀ in all directions, with immense strides; if there were any engineers from up the line staying in Sulaco, a young English face or two would appear at the billiard room occupying one end of the house; but at the other end, in the café, Luis, the mulatto, took good care not to show himself.
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