Hope the Hermit Volume 2

Hope the Hermit Volume 2

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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. 1898 edition. Excerpt: ...obliged to accept Audrey as her daughter-in-law after all, tried her sorely. "And what if you fail?" she said dubiously, as with thrifty fingers she counted out the gold pieces he would need for his expenses. "What if you fail, Hal?" "I shall not fail, mother," said the Under-Sheriff confidently. "I have bungled the matter, thanks to the twilight last evening, and, to own the truth, I should have found out the trick the Radcliffes had played easily enough had my head been clear. But Michael will not catch me tripping again. He has been daft enough to help his worthless father and to get himself into gaol, and in gaol he will stay far longer than he dreams." Then, having made his farewells to his mother and sister, and left orders that the letter to Squire Williamson should be delivered the first thing in the morning, the Under-Sheriff quitted Millbeck Hall, and by sunrise was well on his way to Penrith. By the time Squire Williamson walked across the Market Square to see the prisoner in the lock-up, half Keswick had heard the strange news of the Jacobite's escape, and of the duel that had been fought on the previous evening.l For had not William Hollins walked in from Stable Hills Farm to order Mr. John Radcliffe's coffin? And William was blessed with a real genius for giving a story in all its detail, so that half the town knew how at first it was supposed that the dead man was Michael Derwent, and how Mistress Audrey had wept over the death of her old playfellow, and of her amazement when she found the "corp," as William called it, to be that of her great-uncle." Had Michael been awake, he would have wondered what could have caused so much talking in the...show more

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  • Paperback | 62 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 3mm | 127g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236882865
  • 9781236882868