An Amherst Book; A Collection of Stories, Poems, Songs, Sketches and Historical Articles by Alumni and Undergraduates of Amherst College

An Amherst Book; A Collection of Stories, Poems, Songs, Sketches and Historical Articles by Alumni and Undergraduates of Amherst College

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1896 edition. Excerpt: ...we knew would be the curing of that fellow's fear of the dark, at least. " The first flash and rumble of an approaching storm suddenly woke us from our self-gratulation, and we started for our Freshman. As we clambered breathlessly over the rocks the man with the lantern stumbled and smashed it, and we lost the path. Then the storm broke upon us in fury. The wind shrieked and howled like a mad demon. The rain poured in torrents, and the thunder cracked and roared and rumbled, and broke the sky and the mountain, too. The lightning now lit up all around us intensely white, so that we could see the great trees tossing about in the storm, and then all was black again. In the flashes we caught glimpses of each other's white, scared faces, as we plunged on through those awful woods, but nowhere could we discover that tree or cliff. Suddenly there came a fearful crash, and not 300 feet away a tree was shattered before our eyes. We dropped with fright, and lay there in the dark--#four half-crazed boys, praying wildly for God to save us. Then we thought of that poor fellow tied at the top of the cliff, and dreadful apprehensions tormented us. " The storm cleared at last, the stars came out, and the night grew brighter. V7here was our Freshman? We saidlittle, but each one feared that somewhere on that great, dark mountain was a maniac tied to a tree on the edge of a cliff. Trembling from our past terror and this new fear we hurried on. Soon we found the cliff, but--burned ropes, burned blanket, a splintered tree. Struck by lightning! 'Good God!' cried one fellow and fainted. We were murderers--horrible, hideous murderers! Not one of us dared go to the bottom of the cliff, where the body must have fallen. Dazed and...show more

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  • Paperback | 36 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 2mm | 82g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 123685943X
  • 9781236859433