The Inevitable Law

The Inevitable Law

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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. 1908 edition. Excerpt: ...judging from the half-smile that parted her lips, they were of a pleasant nature. He rose to his feet and stretched his limbs. Glancing at the time, he found that it was only half-past one. There were still four hours to dawn. A stir in the sitting-room startled him; he had forgotten jaganath. The latter stood in the doorway, gazing at him with inquiry, not daring to speak for fear of awakening the sleeper. With a glance at his wife Rama Rajah joined his cousin, and they moved away. " She sleeps," said the tired husband. "It is well. Now my brother may venture to take his rest. I am here, and I will watch, waking you without fail if she moves." Rama Rajah stood for a few seconds in doubt. Iaganath repeated his suggestion, adding that there was no further need for such a close vigil. She would probably sleep till dawn. Inclination, aided by persuasion, prevailed, and the Assistant Collector returned to his wife's side. With one more scrutinizing glance he went to his cot and stretched himself upon the bed. Scarcely had he settled his head upon his pillow when he fell into a deep slumber. Jaganath, standing like a ghost in the doorway, listened intently. The regular breathing of both husband and wife reassured him. He moved noiselessly back to his mat behind the ofiice table, where he seated himself in such a position that sleep could not possibly overtake him unawares, and continued the rest of the night's vigil. CHAPTER XVII THE CURSE THE spotted owlets had retumed to their roosting, and were noisily settling themselves to rest after a busy night of sport among the hawk-moths and mice. The sky, paling in the coming dawn, was speckled with flying foxes, seeking their dormitory in the old banyan tree after a feast...show more

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  • Paperback | 136 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 7mm | 254g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236852567
  • 9781236852564