Eight Days Volume 2

Eight Days 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. 1891 edition. Excerpt: ...for a long way: for, as is usually the case on the winding Jumna, the shoal is a very wide one. For most part of its width it is very shallow. For a great distance the water is not much more than ankle-deep; the ladies can easily keep their dresses above it. But now they have to abandon all thought of their dresses. Soon the water is knee-deep, soon waist-deep. The two leading herdsmen stop: they have reached the edge of the deep water. Hitherto they had been conscious only of the great splashing, but now in the sudden deep silence the gurgle and rush of the river is heard; and it cannot but fall fearfully on the ears of the women. Now has come their time of trial. Amid the encircling gloom they can discern the top of the curved bank they have to make for, between which and them the deep stream lies, for the bank is not very far off. But this deep stream is all the swifter because of the narrow channel in which it runs. "West your hand upon my shoulder lightly, and let yourself float quietly, and it will be all wight," says Fane to his wife; and now he has struck out across the darkening water. Think of the feelings of the two girls at this moment! How their hearts stand still! How they strain their eyes to see, their ears to hear! But soon a welcome shout announces that the first essaying of the passage has been successful, though the shout comes from a good way down the river. Now it is the turn of William Hay and Beatrice Fane, and they are off. Think of the feelings of the parents as they stood upon the bank and their children were in the stream--of whose force they have just had proof--running the risk of death! In the broad daylight, in the presence of so many men, so many strong swimmers, the danger might not have been...
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  • Paperback | 72 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 4mm | 145g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236871464
  • 9781236871466