Dodger by Terry Pratchett

By Terry Pratchett

A hurricane. Rain-lashed urban streets. A flash of lightning. A scruffy lad sees a woman bounce desperately from a horse-drawn carriage in a useless try and break out her captors. Can the lad stand via and permit her be stuck back? after all now not, simply because he's... Dodger.

Seventeen-year-old Dodger could be a road urchin, yet he gleans a dwelling from London's sewers, and he understands a jewel while he sees one. He's now not approximately to permit whatever occur to the unknown girl--not no matter if her destiny affects the most robust humans in England.

From Dodger's come upon with the mad barber Sweeney Todd to his conferences with the good author Charles Dickens and the calculating flesh presser Benjamin Disraeli, background and myth intertwine in a wide ranging account of experience and mystery.

Beloved and bestselling writer Sir Terry Pratchett combines excessive comedy with deep knowledge during this story of an unforeseen coming-of-age and one outstanding boy's upward push in a fancy and engaging international.

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Loch lässt die Kamera sinken. « »Wie schade, dass sie keine Kamera dabeihatten«, sage ich. « Lochs Miene hellt sich auf. »Es ist das Unerwartete. Das Unbekannte. Nicht jeder filmt die ganze Zeit, wenn er unterwegs ist. « Er seufzt. »Ich wünschte, ich hätte gefilmt, was wir gesehen haben. Es war Champ. Ich weiß es einfach. « »Das bezweifle ich«, erwidere ich. »Manche Leute glauben solche Dinge nicht mal, wenn sie sie direkt vor Augen haben. Sieh dir doch nur Ollie an. Er hat Champ gesehen. « Loch bleibt stehen.

Ich hab ja eh keinen Plan, wovon ich rede. « Wieso sprudeln eigentlich in Gegenwart dieses Mädchens die Geständnisse nur so aus mir heraus? »Das ist es ja gar nicht. « Sie wischt sich einen Klumpen Mascara aus dem Augenwinkel. »Nimm einfach einen guten Freund«, schlage ich vor und tue mich wieder ein bisschen leichter mit dem Atmen. « Emma schlägt die Beine an den Knöcheln übereinander. »Ich kenne doch sonst keine Jungs. « Wieder fummle ich an meinen Fingernägeln herum und lehne mich dann gegen das Geländer, um nachzudenken.

Schätze, dann musst du dir einfach einen von meinen Freunden borgen«, sage ich. Und bin mir nicht ganz sicher, ob ich dieses Versprechen tatsächlich halten kann. Emma schnieft, und ich denk schon, sie fängt wieder an. Stattdessen quiekt sie derart laut, dass ich befürchte, die Fenster bersten gleich. Sie fällt mir um den H als und springt dann mit fröhlichen kleinen H opsern die Treppe hinunter. «, kreischt sie. « Ich lächle und werde rot, dann schlinge ich mir die Büchertasche um die Schulter.

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