The Good Old Times, the Story of the Manchester Rebels of '45
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. 1873 edition. Excerpt: ...what you would learn," replied the priest. " Then you have had a companion. Where is he? He cannot have left the house. The drawbridge is guarded." " He is not in this part of the house," replied the priest. " I will give you further explanation anon," he added, in a lower tone. " All I need now say is, that I am here on compulsion." Mr. Fowden forbore to interrogate him further, and after examining the room, which was that wherein Atherton had passed the two previous nights as related, and discovering nothing to reward his scrutiny, he expressed his intention of going down-stairs. " I don't think I shall make any capture here," he remarked. " I am sure you won't," replied the priest. Very much to Markland'a relief, the magistrate then quitted the disused rooms, and taking Father Jerome with him descended to the hall. After a little private conversation with the priest, he made a fresh investigation of the lower apartments, but with no better success than heretofore, and he was by no means sorry when Miss Rawcliffe sent a message to him begging his company at supper. The servant who brought the message likewise informed him that the constables in the court-yard had been well supplied with ale. " I hope they haven't drunk too much," said the magistrate. " Don't let them have any more, and tell them I shall come out presently." X. A SUCCESSFUL STRATAGEM. Accompanied by the priest, he then proceeded to the dining-room, where he found Constance and Monica. A very nice supper had been prepared, and he did ample justice to the good things set before him. Markland, who had been absent for a short time, appeared with a bottle of old madeira, and a look passed between him and the young ladies, which did not escape the quick eyes of the priest. The...
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