Castle Cornet

Castle Cornet

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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. 1872 edition. Excerpt: ... island. Yet, after having recourse to their usual strengthener, prayer, they determined to adopt it. The plank was taken up, and, making fast one of the ropes to a pillar which stood in the centre of the room they had so long occupied, they one by one let themselves down into the dungeon below. Then M. Carey, with a bar of iron which happened to be there, succeeded in bending the cramp-iron of the bolt. Now their first move was made; but, before opening the door, they listened to find out if all was silent. Then slowly and cautiously they opened the door, and M. Des Granges, signing to the others to remain concealed, went noiselessly forward to look over an adjoining parapet and see if their way was clear through the enclosure of the Carey Tower. Alas! no: a person was coming towards them, no other than their gaoler, and again all seemed to be lost; but, most providentially, his head was bent down as if he were in earnest thought, and M. Des Granges cautiously regained the shelter of the dungeon, while the man passed the door in apparent unconsciousness. Then they stood with bated breath and throbbing hearts, every moment adding to the chance of detection; and, while they thus paused, there fell on their ear the chime of the old town church bidding the Guernsey people to evening prayer. About a quarter of an hour thus passed, and then they again ventured from their place of concealment. This time the platform of the Carey Tower seemed clear, and with all speed they made fast the rope to a cannon which pointed towards the east. "Hush!" said one; "surely there are voices below;" and, looking down, they could see some of the guard, who had now been joined by their gaoler, assembled and smoking together. "Ah! it is...show more

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  • Paperback | 40 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 2mm | 91g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236761251
  • 9781236761255