Captain Kyd, Or, the Wizard of the Sea; A Romance

Captain Kyd, Or, the Wizard of the Sea; A Romance

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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. 1839 edition. Excerpt: ...attended by three or four mounted servants. "Has Elpsy spoken the truth, maiden?" asked the sorceress, her eyes gleaming with the unpleasing smile habitual to her, when she observed Kate to turn her face away in disappointment. "Torture me not, evil woman; thy words, whether false or true, have almost broken my heart.' At this instant the earl caught sight of his daughter, and, turning aside from the avenue, galloped across the lawn towards the pavilion. He was a gentleman of noble presence, with a dark, intelligent face, and dignified features. The resemblance between himself tad daughter was instantly apparent. He rode with grace, and displayed admirable horsemanship in the management of his fiery steed. A kiss, my sweet child," he said, as he threw himself from his horse beside her. "You are abroad early. What, in tears? I have not been absent three days, and yet you welcome me, Kate, with as much emotion as if I had but just returned from India. Nay, then, weep on my breast, silly one, if you will. What, Elpsy here too V he exclaimed, now for the first time seeing the witch standing within the door of the pavilion--"I e&.it all. She has been alarming you with some evil foretelHags. Wunan, hard 1 u-t Wwmu-u thee to harbour or i pear on the domains ot'Cas'le Cor? Moral blight and mis fare follow thy footsteps as snr lv as does pestilence the path ol the baleful dogslar. Depart.' "I have dime mine errand, proud earl, and therefore wili go--but not at thy bidding I depart," she added, gathering her scarlet cloak about her hideous person. "I care not if it be at the devil's--as it is most likely to be--so I see thee no more! C'-ase, my dove, that moan. Her charms are sand--her words...show more

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  • Paperback | 128 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 7mm | 240g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236488644
  • 9781236488640