Brave Hearts, a Novel

Brave Hearts, a Novel

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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. 1873 edition. Excerpt: ...yield, he would doubtless be able in some way to save her father. The rest were mainly anxious for plunder, to make good their disappointment and to assist in their escape. He could divert them from the idea of violence, at least. If she should refuse, Mr. Howe's last card was not by any means played; it would become his interest to have her father torn from her, kept from her, banished or imprisoned; he did not seriously mean anything worse; and, if worse should happen, it would be against his protest. Kate saw the alternative vividly, if not accurately. She must sacrifice herself, and for a meagre and uncertain hope, --perhaps altogether in vain. Her promise to marry Harrison Howe, that dreadful, fateful man would certainly find means to enforce; his promise to save her father, if he should give it, would be kept only until it suited him to use again the weapon of her fear. The argument went on visibly, as it were, in her face; the whiteness of desperation swiftly alternating with tlie flush of shame and wrath. It was a drawn battle, unless it may be said that the white flag at last occupied the field undisturbed; for while the motley company, struck silent with awe and intense interest, waited fq her words, she fainted, and was caught in her father's arms. This incident added nothing, apparently, to Andrew Campbell's woe. He looked at her pale face as if he were 'dead, and she also, and life concerned them not. His wits were leaving him. He did not even show fresh fright when Harrison Howe remarked at last, "I am glad the young lady is insensible; for I am obliged to confess that I distinctly recognized her father among the robbers of the coach. Probably it will be best to arrest him and hold him until we...show more

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  • Paperback | 112 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 6mm | 213g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236863704
  • 9781236863706