Dear Lady Disdain Volume 2

Dear Lady Disdain 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. 1876 edition. Excerpt: ...he was terribly frightened. "I wish you would keep quiet, Cramp," he said. "There isn't the remotest danger as long as you keep quiet and don't capsize us." The sky was all grey and dark, and the dull green of the sea, brightened by no ray or relief from above, had something funereal and boding in it. "Wouldn't it be an odd thing," Nat said, "if you and me--I mean to say you and I---were to be drowned here to-day?" "It wouldn't be at all odd if you keep moving about in that way." Nat laughed defiantly. "You saved me once off Durewoods pier, Mr. Pembroke. You couldn't save me in that sea npw." "No, Cramp--nor myself." "Not much chance for us there?" "Not any, I should say." "I saw a sail--far off yonder. She couldn't save us?" Christmas shook his head. "Even if she saw us we should be down among the dead men long before she could bear down upon us, I fancy. For which reason, my good fellow, keep quiet." "But, Mr. Pembroke, I don't know why I should want to live. I'm sick of life--I hate it all." "Well, Cramp, I don't know that I have any great motive in living. But I want to live for this day anyhow. Wait till to-morrow or next day, and then perhaps I should care as little about living and be just as heroic as you." Christmas spoke with a kind of contempt for Nat, whom he believed to be only in one of his familiar mock-heroic moods, a little swollen by the excitement of the situation. "To-morrow?" Nat screamed, like one frenzied with sudden passion and despair. "To-morrow? I know what that means! No, no!...show more

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  • Paperback | 80 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 4mm | 159g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 123686946X
  • 9781236869463