The Keepsake Volume 1835

The Keepsake Volume 1835

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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. 1835 edition. Excerpt: ... desolation exhibited by all the other apartments. There was a wretched bedstead in one corner of it, but no indication of its having been recently tenanted; two or three mutilated chairs, and an old chest of dark-looking drawers. There was no carpet, and the floor was of plaster, on which the slightest stain of blood must have been visible. "You have seen the whole of the house now, except the cellar; but you can go there, if you wish," said the old woman, "though I have hardly been into it myself, since I came here, and it is almost empty." They, however, followed her into that also, and here their search ended: there was nothing to be found in the house that could lead to any discovery of the object they pursued. "You have no objection, I suppose, to give your name, and that of your employer?" said Eustace to her, after a pause. "My name is Mary Thomas, and I was sent here to look after this place, three months ago, by Mr. King, the gentleman's agent; and I dare say he will give you my character, and tell you the name of the proprietor; for I do not know it myself, and I don't believe he is in this country now." This was uttered with the same indifference of manner that had characterised her whole conversation. As it seemed evident that nothing more could be done at present, they reluctantly took their leave; having first sent an account of the whole transaction to the police captain of the district, and earnestly recommended him to observe minutely all that took place there in future. Eustace and Mortimer then stepped again into their cabriolet, and continued their drive homewards, but neither of them seemed disposed to interrupt the reflections with which the other was overwhelmed; and the silence...
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  • Paperback | 90 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 5mm | 177g
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236523008
  • 9781236523006