The Delineator Volume 61, No. 2

The Delineator Volume 61, No. 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. 1903 edition. Excerpt: ...with Maran Flett till my father comes home. He will forgive me then." "Well, then, to-night I will go and see the wife of my brother, Ben. She is a Scot, but kindly; and I will tryst her to the wharf at half-past four on the morning that we sail. That night I shall be in command of the lower deck, and I will not lift the gangway. To-morrow, thou must find out the best way to reach it, and be thou there at that hour, and I will take thee across and my sister-in-law will see thee safely to her house, and there thou can safely stay until some boat is leaving for Orkney." "Thou art as kind as ever. What shall I do for thee?" "Thou shalt let me kiss thy hand; I shall be well paid." "This is the hand thou saved from the tawse, often; kiss it, Matthew; and I will never forget thee." "I am right happy," he said, bending his big-bearded face to the slim hand lying in his own: "and now thou had better not speak to me again. I can tell thee with a look, or a bend of my head, if it is all right with my sister. How best to reach the lower gangway from thy own cabin, that thou must find out for thyself. Only be true to time. The captain will be at the gangway about five o'clock. It is our final lading, and there will not be much of it." "I will be there. Fail me not, Ma'.thew." "Thou may trust me." When events are to happen they may be safely left to their own coercion. The plan so easily laid was as easily carried out. At four o'clock Thyra rose and at the gangway found Matthew waiting. He took her hand without a word and led her safely to the open pier. There was a woman with a shawl over her head waiting there, and Matthew said to her, "Here is the lady; see...show more

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  • Paperback | 110 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 6mm | 213g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236768922
  • 9781236768926