The Johnstown Stage, and Other Stories

The Johnstown Stage, and Other Stories

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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. 1891 edition. Excerpt: ...And well for us was it that we took this view. For fate, unwearied in its persecutions, had still a final stroke in store for us. That my own judgment and foresight were in a measure vindicated by this blow, made it none the less trying for me, and even now the subject is so painful a one that I prefer to be as brief as possible in its recital. I was in my own sitting-room one afternoon about a week after our return, when Mr. Saxon's card was brought to me, with a request for an immediate, private interview. Naturally this rather unusual proceeding startled me, and, apprehending some evil news of my dear brother, I directed that he be shown to my room without delay. When Mr. Saxon entered, I saw that he was disturbed, but allaying with his first words my fears about my brother, he began asking me the most curious questions about Sir Charles Brent-Jones. How long had I known him? How had I become acquainted with him? Had I ever satisfied my mind as to his identity? and other inquiries calculated to fill my mind with vague uneasiness. "For Heaven's sake, Mr. Saxon!" I finally exclaimed, "speak out! I don't understand what you are trying to get at." "Simply this, Miss Delafield," he replied; "my friendship for your brother and yourself places me in a very painful position. Through no fault of yours you have been most grossly deceived. This man, who calls himself Sir Charles Brent-Jones, is an impostor, an impudent adventurer, and worse!" I felt the blood recede to my heart, and for a moment I thought that I was going to faint. Then instantly rallying, I grew unreasonably angry, and said: "Mr. Saxon, although I cannot say that I like Sir Charles Brent-Jones, I cannot believe this of him. It is going a...show more

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  • Paperback | 62 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 3mm | 127g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236646207
  • 9781236646200