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The Omnibus (Short Story)

  • Type: Short Story
  • Length: 4 pages

The Omnibus is a 1898 short story by English author Arthur Quiller-Couch. - AsNotedIn

It was not so much a day as a burning, fiery furnace. The roar of London's traffic reverberated under a sky of coppery blue; the pavements threw out waves of heat, thickened with the reek of restaurants and perfumery shops; and dust became cinders, and the wearing of flesh a weariness. Streams of sweat ran from the bellies of 'bus-horses when they halted. Men went up and down with unbuttoned waistcoats, turned into drinking-bars, and were no sooner inside than they longed to be out again, and baking in an ampler oven. Other men, who had given up drinking because of the expense, hung about the fountains in Trafalgar Square and listened to the splash of running water.




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  • West End London, By the way he looked about, we could tell as easily that in stepping outside Charing Cross Station he had set foot on London stones for the first time.

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Y/M/D Association Description Place Locale Food Event
1898/00/00 Arthur Quiller-Couch Author "The Omnibus" by Arthur Quiller-Couch is published in Noughts and Crosses: Stories Studies and Sketches.

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Particulars for The Omnibus (Short Story):
Narrative Arts Fiction prose literature, especially short stories and novels, that describes imaginary events and people
Vehicle Hansom Cab nimble, 2 wheeled horse-drawn carriage accommodating two inside, with the driver seated behind, named after its founder A J Hansom.
Meteorology Hot, warm weather uncomfortably warm weather
Narrative Arts Narrative Prose ordinary written language which tells a story
Vehicle Omnibus horse drawn vehicle design to seat 12 passengers, originated in Paris and was brought to England by the coachbuilder George Shillibeer in 1829
Art Type Short Story short form narrative fiction

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Original Language: English



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