The Family Mirror

The Family Mirror

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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. 1856 edition. Excerpt: ...like the Northern lights aeross a darkened sky, flitted over his faee as the nature of the feeling at work within him, more or less wrung his bosom. "Is it you, Adela?" said he, after gaaing at her for some time. "Yes, Father." "What is this that has fallen upon me? Where have l been?--what doing?--who has been here?" he inquired with a wild and hurried look, sueh as we have witnessed in a forlorn maniae, in whom the memory of the past hsd eeased to exist. ', You have been ill, Father." "Ill," he repeated, "ay, I have been ill! But where is he? Is that man gone?--that man with the horrid fare. O, that man!" and he elosed his eyes with an exerueiating shndder that seemed to shake the very walls of the ehamber. "He is gone," said Adela. "No, no, no!" eried Isaae, again opening his eyes, "he is not gone. He is there. Do you not see him? Look, there he is! Take him away! Quiek! quiek! away with him, or I" "He had sat up and pointed towards the window, where he had imagined he beheld the objeet that appalled him; but here exhansted nature sank again upon the pillow, when Adela rung the bell, and summoned her usual attendant to her presenee. "(io, Luey," said she, "and tell Joseph to ride for Dr. Willis immediately. Say that he must eome instantly, as Mr. Dbert is very 111." "Stop!" eried Isaae. "I am not ill. Adela, what do yon mean. Leave the room, girl, and send for no Doetor Willis. I shall be well soon enongh, and without tho use of his nostrums." The mixture of sense and insanity whieh eharaeterized her father's eonduet was one of the features in the distemper with whieh he was afflieted; and as Adela had always been...show more

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  • Paperback | 378 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 20mm | 671g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236505204
  • 9781236505200