High School Life Volume 23

High School Life Volume 23

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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. 1922 edition. Excerpt: ...to a fulfillment the prophecy of the Magician! Replacing the lid I turned to leave the cave. A sound from the casket reached my ears. /Vith trembling hands I again removed the licl. The friends of Sheila had acted too hastily! Life's flame was not extinct! " I endeavored to recall the spirit hovering between life and death. Slowing and painfully she was recovering from the effccts of the serpent's poison. WVhen she was able to understand, I explained to her the events of the day. Once while (Confirmizd on Next Page) THE WOMAN PAYS raising my voice in anger as I mentioned the name of Ombos, I fancied I heard a slight sound at the entrance to the cave. I listened, but the sound was not repeated; however, the gloom seemed to become more intense. I prepared to carry the Princess home for I no longer had anything to fear from the king and the Assyrians are my friends. Sheila begged me to hasten and I went to the entrance to see if anyone were in sight who could ofiier assistance. As I reached the entrance an unspeakable horror seized me. The increasing gloom had been caused by a huge stone having been placeed in the opening. My heart seemed to stop beating and my limbs became unsteady. Had the stone been placed there to protect the body from enemies, or had Ombos, having seen me enter, come and placed it there? I could not credit the latter supposition, for while Ombos is capable of the worst crimes, yet seldom are 1ny countrymen unnaturally fierce or cruel. But these thoughts were violently thrown from my mind by one thought: "How long before the stone will be removed?' And my mind unconciously answered: "Perhaps centuries will pass away and it will not be disturbed." ust then I heard a shriek-from the...show more

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  • Paperback | 224 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 12mm | 408g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236884094
  • 9781236884091