Annette

Annette

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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. 1864 edition. Excerpt: ...we took quite a new road. William told us which way to turn, and he said it would bring us to Wheatley Lane. His wife's grandfather, he said, was buried there, so we would have him get down, and see the grave. We tied up my pony, and got an old man to hold the horses. Nora and I walked about and read what was on the tombstones;--very old stones they were." "And not without 'uncouth rhymes, ' I suppose," said Isabel. "There was a sun-dial, too, at the corner of the old chapel, instead of a clock. It seemed so strange." "Ah, yes," said Mr. Moseley, " I remember it, just at the corner of the chapel, as you say. Not so picturesque as the old garlanded one in the Swedish churchyard!" "The one which the poet described?" asked Mrs. Moseley. "Yes, the one which he compares to an ' old gray prophet.' You recollect, he (or, at least, one of his translators) says--'And silently his iron pointer pored On the stone table, where it slowly track'd The course of years, while round his stedfast foot All slept in peace, waiting till time should end.'" "And did you hear any voices from those old tombs, Miss Annette?" asked Mr. Green, a clergyman who was then on a visit at Douro House. "No, sir," said Annette. But she was too shy to add another word. "Netty," said her father, "You needn't be afraid to speak. Mr. Green deserves more than a single word from you. And I rather think that if you give him a longer answer, you will find that he has something more to say. Come, my child, tell us, did you hear any voices?" "No, we didn't hear any but our own, for it was a very lonely place." "But Mr. Green asked whether you heard any voices from the...show more

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  • Paperback | 36 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 2mm | 82g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236921321
  • 9781236921321