Bogle Corbet; Or, the Emigrants

Bogle Corbet; Or, the Emigrants

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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. 1831 edition. Excerpt: ...him, but I was instantaneously moved to wish he should, and accordingly went forward to lead him towards the stranger, whom we might join without evincing any unbecoming curiosity. He saw us coming, and again moved away, which left no doubt that I had conjectured correctly, and that it would be an obtrusion to go forward. Dungowan, who was an acute worldly observer, partly detecting, as it were, the motive by which I was actuated, said, "Who is that?--you seem to be interested in him. Dear! I should know the air of that man! Who is he?--Certainly I do know him, or it is a resemblance as wonderful as that of Horace Evelyn to my long dead brother. But he shuns us--can he know me?" I then told him that the stranger was the leader of several families from the West of Scotland, who had come to Stockwell with an intention of settling under me, but that we could not agree; subjoining, that I was indeed highly interested in him, both on account of his appearance, and the singular elegance and propriety of his discourse. "He is, seemingly," said I, "a person in very common life, but, undoubtedly, a man of education, and his companions evidently consider him as their superior; and yet he is one of the same condition as themselves.'" While speaking, I observed that Dungowan grew thoughtful, and with a habit peculiar to him when affected either with reflection or emotion, pressed his under lip with the tips of his left fingers. "I will leave the child with you," said he, "and go to him. If I am not mistaken, Stockwell will be again the scene of another discovery.' So saying, -he shook the child from its hold of his hand, and walked towards the fallen tree, upon which the stranger had by this time seated himself....show more

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  • Paperback | 52 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 3mm | 109g
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  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236601742
  • 9781236601742