Ben Wentworth's Revenge, by M.F

Ben Wentworth's Revenge, by M.F

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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. 1868 edition. Excerpt: ...enjoyed the luxury of laying aside their travel-stained clothes, and of washing in abundance of fresh water. Ben surveyed the children in his grave, serious way, with much interest, finding out likenesses to his father or mother, or Michael, or Mary. They, in their turn, gazed inquisitively at his white hair, black beard, and large solemn eyes, until they saw him take little Alice on his knee and caress her gently, and then they thought their formidablelooking uncle was, after all, not entirely unapproachable. After a good dinner, which Ben had ordered, they agreed to proceed to the Grove Farm that afternoon. Ben had got a large spring cart in the town, which he said would take them all; adding, that a bullock dray should come the next day for the heavy luggage. He told his brother that he had been looking out for him for the last fortnight, and had regularly come to meet the Melbourne steamers. "I am glad you can come on to-night," said he; "and now the sooner we are off the better, for after sunset a bleak air blows down from the mountains." "Mountains?" said Mary. "Do you live near mountains?" "About ten miles from the foot of them, and that's near, in this country. We have a drive of eighteen miles before us this evening." Before long the whole party had established themselves in a strong spring cart, drawn by a tall, powerful horse, with a leader harnessed in front, to take them the first four miles on their way, as the road was uphill and very rough. The afternoon was sultry, but after reaching an elevation of about four hundred feet above the sea, the air became much fresher, until, at last, it was positively cold. For the first ten miles they travelled by a high road, not unlike more

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  • Paperback | 34 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 2mm | 82g
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 123682931X
  • 9781236829313