The Irish Metropolitan Magazine Volume 2

The Irish Metropolitan Magazine Volume 2

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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. 1858 edition. Excerpt: ...sense never affords comfort against conviction. " Annie," she said, gravely, " it was a warning no doubt, love; but remember you have been in imminent danger of your life this morning. In fact, it is quite evident to me you have had some fearful escape beside those precipices. Depend upon it, it was sent to warn you of the coming danger. Those appearances," said this accomplished psychologist, " by no means always precede death. Now I know just such another case, and the person lived for many a year after." " Tell it me, Gran," said Annie, with disguised eagerness. " It happened to old Mrs. Brandon, and I remember her telling it to me, and what a deep impression it made on mc. " She was sitting in the old drawingroom at Coneyfell, just as you say you were in this room, about half-past nine in winter. Your grandfather was several months dead, and her habits had become very lonely. Well, love, she was dropping oflfin a dose before the fire, when the door leading into the boudoir opened, and a man came in, dressed in white clothes. She thought she ought to know the face well, but still could not recall it. He sat down stiffly, and looked at her very earnestly; then got up and went out, beckoning;. It was not till he had gone, and that she had roused herself, that it flashed upon her it was your grandfather's face, and that the strange white dress was graveclothcs. She then grew very much alarmed, and brooded over it miserably. " Well, love, the next day she was walking across the drawingroom, when she saw a little shower of white flakes falling like snow before her. She stopped short, providentially, for in a second after the whole middle of the ceiling fell in with a great crash, covering her with lime and dust. If she had taken another step she...show more

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  • Paperback | 372 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 20mm | 662g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236672623
  • 9781236672629