The Glory of the Sea, by Darley Dale

The Glory of the Sea, by Darley Dale

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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. 1887 edition. Excerpt: ...since they left the house; and, greatly alarmed, Mr. Merton and Luke hastily swallowed a cup of tea, for it was a very cold, raw evening, and then hurried out to look for them; leaving Mrs. Merton and Poppy to the much harder task of staying at home, wondering what had become of them, and fancying a hundred ills had befallen them. 'Oh! if I could only jump up and run out and look for them instead of lying here listening, ' said Poppy. 'I wish you could with all my heart, dear; though it may be some comfort to you to know that I certainly should not allow you to run out on a cold night like this if you were able; and perhaps that would be even more trying than knowing you can't possibly go, ' said Mrs. Merton, who was really more alarmed than she cared to let Poppy see. An hour passed, and nothing was heard of the boys, though all the servants, and indeed half the village, were gone with lanterns to look for them. The clock on the dining-room chimney-piece, which chimed at the quarters, had struck half-past eight, when the hall door bell was violently rung, and Mrs. Merton rushed out to see who was there, followed by Poppy, who, cost her what it might, could not restrain her eagerness. 'Here we are! We have had a jolly time of it; didn't you wonder what had become of us? We are wet through, not a dry thread on us: it was a joke, and no mistake. We were in real danger part of the time, no nonsense about it, real danger!' exclaimed Robert. 'Real danger! I should just think we were; it was grand fun though. Hulloa! look at Poppy, she is fainting, ' said Edward, as the pair entered the hall. 'Boys! boys! you have frightened us all terribly; help me with Poppy; there is no one else in the house, every one is gone to look for you.' Somewhat sobered...
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  • Paperback | 54 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 3mm | 113g
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236832205
  • 9781236832207