Guy Fawkes; Or, the Gunpowder Treason Volume 1

Guy Fawkes; Or, the Gunpowder Treason Volume 1

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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. 1850 edition. Excerpt: ...he thought it but fair that I should be removed from competition with them. What was I to do? I could not rest under this fatal sentence as long as I could hope that by any effort on my part it might stiH be reversed. So great was my regret that I conceived the notion of appealing to Mrs. Wentworth herself; but how was I to see her, --how was I to address her? As no time was to be lost, I summoned my utmost courage, and when the boys withdrew from dinner, on that very day, I hung back, and moved towards the place where she was standing. When she saw me approach, her eye was fixed upon me; but, alas! her look was so altered and so distant that it froze the lifeblood to my heart, and when in her coldest voice she asked me if I wanted anything--"Nothing, ma'am," faltered I; and I withdrew. On the following Sunday, the appointed monitor having obtained a holiday, delegated his duties to Thornton. When Mrs. Wentworth entered, she appeared surprised and displeased to see Mm so soon again in that capacity, and asked him the motive, which he explained in a few words. As I had three days before joined the fourth form, Thornton had desired me to stand by him now, that I might repeat to Mrs. Wentworth the task which she had assigned to me on the previous Sunday, and then join the class which, at about the same time, and for the same purpose, the undermaster held for the hoys of the upper school. When Thornton had answered her hasty inquiry respecting himself, she turned to me and demanded of me coldly why I was not standing at the place to which she had consigned me on the previous Sunday. I replied that I came merely to repeat my task, as, during the week I had been promoted to the fourth form. "To the fourth form!" said Mrs. Wentworth, ...show more

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  • Paperback | 362 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 19mm | 644g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236516389
  • 9781236516381