The Demons of the Sea

The Demons of the Sea

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1874 edition. Excerpt: ...sands. In vain I rushed up to my middle into the water, and sought to find my brother, alive or dead. The waters staged, the wind rose, and the. waves commenced to lash themselves furiously on the beach. "I left the spot with a hell of remorse and despair raging in my breast, and the mark of Cain on my brow. "I have never seen my brother since that fatal day. His body was never found, nor was my crime ever suspected." Francis listened with breathless attention to Sir Edward's narrative, and shrank almost involuntarily from the fratricide. Sir Edward marked it. "Ah, Francis, you may well shrink away from me, accursed as you think me by God and man! A murderer in heart I know I am; for I, in my passion, with murderous intent, passed my cruel steel through my brother's body; but in deed I am not, for I have reason to believe that my brother lives. How he escaped, or how he recovered from that dreadful sword-thrust, I know not; but I know--I feel--that he is not dead!" "Not dead!" exclaimed Francis, in astonishment; "why, you left him, you say, in the last agonies, and when you returned the tide had covered the shore. Doubtless, it washed the body of your victim out to sea." "Francis, I tell you," said Sir Edward, solemnly, "my brother lives! This happened five years ago. Four years ago, when worn almost to a skeleton by remorse and grief, I received a letter. It was placed in my hands by a stranger, who left, refusing to give me any information whatever. It contained only these words, in a strange hand: 'Your brother is alive.' And that is all I knew or heard till yesterday. "Ever since that day, I have been wandering through the world, impelled by an irresistible, incomprehensible...show more

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  • Paperback | 96 pages
  • 188.98 x 246.13 x 5.08mm | 181.44g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236504526
  • 9781236504524