The Dark O' the Moon; Being Certain Further Histories of the Folk Called "Raiders." Volume 2

The Dark O' the Moon; Being Certain Further Histories of the Folk Called "Raiders." Volume 2

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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. 1902 edition. Excerpt: ...army. It was a wild scheme. He did not deny this, even to himself. But he had the limitless confidence of the man who succeeds. And very grimly was the mouth shut--all moustacheless now--as he registered the mental oath that the woman did not live who could afford to flout him--Captain Austin Tredennis, of Ligonier's Horse. If Marion would go with him--good. If not--also good. He would take her--yes, like a sack of corn across his shoulders, if in no other way. He would have her, with her will or against it--all one now, when it had come to this. And after awhile (here the smile was pleasanter)--after awhile she would like it. She would be glad--this without a shade of coxcombry, for of that there was not a trace in the man's nature. This Austin Tredennis was the true savage, the man with original instincts but little overlaid, and that overlaying mostly worn off by the rough straits of many campaigns, so that not only did the method of obtaining a wife by capture seem a perfectly natural one to him, but also he expected the lady to like it! It was in this mood--simple and elemental in itself, but owing to our polite education and conventions requiring considerable explanation--that Tredennis made his preparations upon the Hollan Isle. He noted that at one point of the defences, which Marion visited every few hours, the distance between the posts was much greater than elsewhere. This was owing to the fact that the enemy's main advance was expected from the south, and also because the northern side of the camp was protected both by the Hollan Isle and by the swamps which reached across to where the old Raiders' Brig spans the Black Water of Dee. Austin Tredennis resolved to make the attempt when the posts were set...show more

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  • Paperback | 72 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 4mm | 145g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236777484
  • 9781236777485