Betty and Bob; A Story of the Country

Betty and Bob; A Story of the Country

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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. 1903 edition. Excerpt: ... an overpowering curiosity to know what the strange th-ing was. She was rising to investigate, when she heard a deep sepulchral voice utter these words: " Beware!" and the figure bent forward as if it had a hinge in its back, and the upper part came down until the moonlight fell upon the head of the " thing," revealing a face so horrible and unearthly inappearance that she was filled with horror. She sent forth shriek after shriek of such wild and ungovernable terror, as to bring Mr. and Mrs. Murray, Bob and Mike, post-haste to find out what was the matter. "What is it, darling child? What has frightened you so," asked Mrs. Murray, but the child could only hide in her arms and cry: " Save me! Oh save me!" over and over. The " thing " had disappeared. It was a long time before Betty was calm enough to explain the cause of her fright. When she tried to describe it, she grew hysterical again. " 'Tis thim brats av byes," declared Mike, after thinking for a moment. " I heard over to the sthore that they were goin' round scarin' the loife out av the childher with their thricks. 'Tis a false face the gossoon'll be afther seein'. I wish I had the two hands av me on the rascal this minute. He'd be afther remimberin' it, begorrah," and he went forward through the trees toward a white object lying upon the ground. Picking it up, he came back quickly saying: " Phwhat did I tell yez?" holding up a sheet and a long pole, upon the top of which was fastened a false face, with glassy staring eyes, bloodless cheeks, and a wide scarletlipped mouth which was stretched in a hideous leer. Catching sight of it, Betty almost went into convulsions, and buried her face in more

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  • Paperback | 56 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 3mm | 118g
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236832655
  • 9781236832658