Aubrey; A Novel Volume 1

Aubrey; A Novel Volume 1

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1804 edition. Excerpt: ... not return; F and and Lord Sudley was left, as he thought, in fole poflifilon of the cottage. Unfortunately for the nobleman, he was fo rapt by the contemplation of his triumph, that he never thought of farther reconnoitring his ground, of peeping into the little cabin, where half a dozen mortals, invifible as the immortals who looked on in the room with himfelf, had combined with celeftial powers in the work of benevolence, which was to confound him in the imagination of his heart. Nor had he much time to congratulate himfelf on the certainty of his prey: fearful of being obferved from a diftance, he had fixed himfelf in a corner of the cottage away from the window, where he remained not many minutes when the unfufpecting objedt of his defigns entered. "Maitha!" cried fhe, as fhe ftepped over the threfhold. She looked round for Martha, and was about CO to pronounce her name again, when fhe found herfelf encircled by the arms of her dire enemy. The furprife almoft overpowered her; fhe fcreamed, and was only prevented from finking by the natural ftruggle fhe made to difengage herfelf from the hold of the monfter. Aubrey, whofe eye had found a fmaH aperture in the door at which he ftood, could hardly contain himfelf at the fight of Mifs Melvilin the ruffian's gripe; yet anxious that the lovely girl fhould have the opportunity of appearing to all the advantage the fituation afforded her, he remained motionlefs, and, with a look and fign, reftrained his companions. " What does this mean?" cried the. trembling Emily, " for what purpofe " are you here?"--" To teach you to " be happy, Emily," replied Lord'Sudley, moving his arms and feizing her by the wrifts.--" That you area villain, fir," F...show more

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  • Paperback | 32 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 2mm | 77g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236501705
  • 9781236501707