Good Words for 1876 (Classic Reprint)

Good Words for 1876 (Classic Reprint)

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Excerpt from Good Words for 1876 They were the last words she uttered before she fell asleep, and the first when she awoke in the morning. The prison bell aroused her as usual, and she lifted herself wearily from her hard mattress to begin another day of prison-life. But that was only for an instant. The glad thought flashed, like a sudden gleam of light, through her heart, that to-day she was free, to - day she would see her little girl again. The warder brought a bundle containing her own clothes, and Carried away her prison dress. How her hands shook, as she unfolded the gown she had been wearing when she was taken up for the crime she had committed. All the long years seemed to be wiped out like a dream when one awakes. The blue dress, with that little hole torn in it, which Rosy had made whilst romping, how familiar, yet how strange it was to her! She had always been fond of gay colours and smart dresses 3 and now she had her own clothes again, she felt quite a different woman from the dull, broken-spirited prisoner she had been only yesterday. There was no glass in which she could look at herself; she had not seen her own face all this long and dreary time, ex cept in little fragments of broken glass in which she could hardly see the faintest image of herself. But she felt as young, now she had her blue gown on, as when she had first crossed the gloomy threshold of the county jail. About the Publisher Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at www.forgottenbooks.com This book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art technology to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works.show more

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  • Paperback | 928 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 46mm | 1,216g
  • Forgotten Books
  • United States
  • English
  • , black & white illustrations
  • 0243029217
  • 9780243029211