The Eastern Star Volume 6

The Eastern Star Volume 6

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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. 1893 edition. Excerpt: ...Heaven, and murmured piteously: "Oh, Father above, thou wilt not judge me too harshly, because I cannot bear theburden laid upon me! Forgive me, and let me see my dear father once more. Good-bye, old earth! This New Year's Eve is the last one I shall ever see. Humanity has been so cruel, heaven will surely be kinder." She took her tiny pocket-book from her pocket, and drew from it the last little coin she possessed in the world. Then she caught her shawl up again, and with swift feet went back into the city streets, now fast darkening into the short winter twilight. Busy crowds were hurrying to and fro, eager to catch all the delights of the happy holiday, gayly-laden sleighs dashed along to the music of merry bells, and cheery voices rang out on the wintry air, all bright and joyous, except the lonely maiden who was hasttening to her untimely doom. She went straight through the glittering throng, neither looking to right norleft, until she reached a large drug store. She entered it, and asked the clerk for the worth of the little coin she laid on the counter in laudanum. He glanced half suspicionsly at her and asked: "What do you want it for, miss?" "To make me sleep. I suffer with headache, until I cannot rest. I know how much to take, with safety." "All right, then. I beg your pardon, miss, but you know we have to be careful." "Certainly. It is of no consequence," said Lizzie, calmly. The clerk put up the drug, pasted a "Poison" label upon the bottle, and gave it to her. She took it, and quietly went out of the store. As she stepped into the street, she almost ran against two well-dressed gentlemen, who were passing. "Excuse me!" she said quickly, and as she looked...show more

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  • Paperback | 116 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 6mm | 222g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236750837
  • 9781236750839