Carr of Carrlyon; A Novel Volume 2

Carr of Carrlyon; A Novel Volume 2

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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. 1862 edition. Excerpt: ...through fields of gossip thenceforward. Gilda sat by taking no part in the conversation----deaf to it, indeed; for her thoughts were far away in that desolate house, and thence they ranged to him, and pictured him, wherever he might be, when this heavy sorrow should overtake him. Alone, without a sympathising voice to soften the heavy blow---wounded or in sickness, it might be, as when she last saw him. Carr watched the abstracted look on his wife s face. He was not satisfied. CHAPTER XV. THE next morning at daybreak there was a change in the weather, and when Carr rose everything betokened heavy rain. But he was not to be deterred by this. He had set his heart on reconnoitring the Austrian camp, if it were possible; and it did seem probable, from all accounts, that he would fall in with some portion of it at a few leagues distance. Gilda was too much accustomed to these expeditions to feel any uneasiness, and Lady Carrlyon had expressed a mild approbation of this particular one. Take your macintosh, Carr, said the young wife, as she kissed him in the loggia; and you may as well strap this roll of lint to your saddle. We will gladly afford that to our enemies, though I see you are not going to enrich them with the fat of the land. I should think not, indeed! cried Carr, as he jumped on his horse. I m afraid we shall have a wet day, but you 1'e more to be pitied than I am, shut up with my mother, who won t be in the best humour, I m afraid. Don t rub her prejudices up the wrong way, Gilda, if you can help it--and I say, don t wait dinner for me: I can have something cold when I return, and my lady s patience oozes away, I know, very...show more

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  • Paperback | 70 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 4mm | 141g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236653890
  • 9781236653895