The Blacksmith of Voe Volume 1

The Blacksmith of Voe Volume 1

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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. 1891 edition. Excerpt: reveal the deed of darkness. If that was so, sure as fate there was a time of sifting before him. Years agone there had crept out, and mingled as it were with the air men breathed, dark rumours and sinister hints. None would father them, none would even speak them out; but the air was tainted with them. They came to nothing--perhaps they existed only in his imagination--but they would revive again in an instant, and they would multiply, and maybe they would culminate in a great hoarse shout of "Away with him! Away with him!" Oh, it was horrible! And a groan of agony broke from the miller. Then again he thought of the two smiths not as dead but alive--altogether too much alive. He did not fear Abel's hate, but Abel's knowledge. Abel had fingers that could almost talk--fingers wise as a blind man's. Abel had eyes like a fox, to which the darkness and the light were as one. He had cried out, "I know you all." Abel was an arithmetician; he could put two and two together, and make no mistake about their sum. So could Kneebone, from all accounts. Abel's wit would wing Kneebone's anger, and between them they would draw a bow at a venture, and let fly a shaft that would go home with a crash. Yes, he was going to be sifted as they sift wheat. He would not have minded, but that he felt he would turn out nothing but chaff. st here the miller's thoughts reverted to Am Ende, The Blacksmil/1 qf V02, 1. Io and he was about to curse him, when something suggested that perhaps the real Am Ende had silently flitted from 'the mill for ever. Straightway the miller made up the ladder with all speed for the lantern. He was back again in a few moments, and as he held the lantern to more

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  • Paperback | 60 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 3mm | 127g
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 123686350X
  • 9781236863508