Caroline Westerley; Or, the Young Traveller from Ohio [By A.H.L. Phelps].

Caroline Westerley; Or, the Young Traveller from Ohio [By A.H.L. Phelps].

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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. 1834 edition. Excerpt: ...road, and taking us a more circuitous and less agreeable way; our knowing stranger told us at once what was the true state of the case, and by a few words, spoken significantly to the driver, compelled him to turn back into the more common route. I was sadly puzzled to account for the mixture of shrewdness and openness, knowledge of things and ignorance of books, benevolence of feeling and at the same time suspicion of others, which seemed all blended together in the character of this man. Besides, he seemed both old and young, for though his countenance was that of youth, he had the thoughtful brow of age, and time or hardships had touched with silver gray the thick clusters of dark brown hair which shaded his ample forehead. The interest I had taken in his remarks seemed not to have passed unnoticed; for, several times when the stage stopped for a few minutes, he gathered fruit, or picked up some plant or mineral which he respectfully offered to me. As papa seemed not to disapprove my acceptance of these little attentions, offered as they were with respect, and without the least affectation of gallantry, I did not hesitate to receive them. Now, Louisa, is not your curiosity excited with respect to this unknown knight of the rueful countenance? Methinks I hear you say, "Who could he be 1 Not surely an ordinary farmer or mechanic, whose days had been spent in labour, and his nights in rest." Let me whisper in your ear the terrible secret. He was (as papa afterward discovered) one of the very persons engaged in the "Morgan conspiracy," and for several years pasthad been sometimes skulking about the country to elude pursuit, and at others confined in prison, with leisure to deliberate and form systems of natural science or...
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  • Paperback | 52 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 3mm | 109g
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236547551
  • 9781236547552