The Festival of Mora; An Historical Romance Volume 3

The Festival of Mora; An Historical Romance Volume 3

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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. 1821 edition. Excerpt: ...Xavier sighed; he moved relunctantly to the door; he stood with his hand placed upon the lock. " I would bet my very existence upon his faith," he at length _ hesitatingly pronounced. " How, my dear uncle, should he know ought of Peterson, of my aunt, of Jacobson?" " It isthe indiscretion of Jacobson I most fear," said the curate. "The world, Xavier Wears a glossy aspect; and that pit is not the least deadly, whose surface is most muliled in flowers. Go; dismiss this Ludolph: to-morrow we may know him better." " To-morrow," repeated Xavier, still-lingering. " My uncle," and he crimsoned as he spoke, " I would fain, ere to-morrow visit Rustgoden: 'tis long since we have heard of our friends; and Ladislaus would aid us in our present emer gency." The curate turned aside his face; he strove to hide the deep care and sorrow gathering on his features, yet the anguished sigh which swelled his bosom, escaped not the ear of watchfulness.-" Alas! What mean you?" interrogated Xavier, and anxious and agitated, he returned to the side of the bed. " I mean," faltered de Stiernhelm, " that disappointment and sorrow is the tax entailed upon human transgression; that in this world--" He paused, at the groan, and the palsied shudder of his nephew. " Go on--go on," implored Xavier: " what may this fearful prelude threaten?" " It threatens mystery, my dear boy; it threatens desolation to our hopes, and torture to our friendship. I myself have journeyed to Rustgoden: the dwelling stands, but the ruin is complete.-Ladislaus and Sigrida " " Againhe paused, for the tale of devoted passion was...show more

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  • Paperback | 42 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 2mm | 95g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236920902
  • 9781236920904