Clara Moreland Volume 3

Clara Moreland Volume 3

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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. 1853 edition. Excerpt: ...gory form of her I loved best. But Clara was not among the slain, so far as I could discover; and I hurried to the lodge of the chief, which she had occupied with Dundenah. The common was at this time deserted by all the living save Harley and myself; but the cries of pursuers and pursued could be heard in various directions, each moment growing more distant, as the bloody chase led away from the village. I looked into the lodge of Kenneloo; but finding it deserted, I ran, half-distracted, to the Council House, Harley keeping close to my side, but neither of us exchanging a word. As I was about to enter this building, I felt myself rudely seized, and a knife gleamed before my eyes. I was too much taken by surprise to have spoken in time to save my life; but Harley, who was pressing in with me, instantly seized the uplifted' arm, and cried: "Hold! hold! it is Henry Walton." " Good heavens!" cried my assailant--" is it possible!" and stepping back a couple of paces, he regarded me with astonishment. ' I was no less astonished to recognize in the speaker the person of Walter Moreland; but bent on finding Clara, I only greeted him with: " Your sister! your sister! where is she?" "There," he said, pointing to a distant part of the building, "in the arms of her father." "What!" cried I, still more astonished, if that were possible--" Colonel Moreland here also?" and I darted away to a group of three figures, whose outlines I could just distinguish by the dim light. As I approached, I recognized the Colonel, who was seated upon one of the benches, supporting his daughter in his arms, whose pale features and apparently lifeless form led me to...show more

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  • Paperback | 106 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 6mm | 204g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236856414
  • 9781236856418