The Kentuckian in New-York, Or, the Adventures of Three Southerns Volume 2

The Kentuckian in New-York, Or, the Adventures of Three Southerns 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. 1834 edition. Excerpt: ...alongthe western horizon, where a long veil of purple drapery interposed between' the' land and the sky, as the sun sank to rest in quietness and beauty, while the moon and the stars at the opposite point of the compass were just beginning to shed their paler rays over the magnificent scenery of the Hudson. Our boat glided over the scarcely rippled surface of the noble river, until-the little bell of the engineer, or of some one in command, was heard in the quiet scene, as a signal for the engine to cease its ponderous movements, while the captain at the same moment was heard to cry out, ' Passenger for Oaklands.' A boat was speedily manned and lowered from the stern, con taining the said passenger and a small travelling' trunk. It was.none other than your old chum and humble servant. " In a very few moments I was left standing on the banks of theriver, and the boat was speedily moving out of sight. I looked all around me, to see in what direction the lights from the mansion were visible, but all was darkness amid the-trees in the direction of the land. The surface of the river was-still, but no such serenity reigned within my own bosom. Not that I have no taste for tranquil scenes; it was just such a one as I love to dwell upon; but I was approaching a house, the owner of which was secretly hostile to the objectsof my visit; all the rest of the family, save one, were strangers to me, and that one was last seen under circumstances of doubt and mystery, painful and impressive-to the heart of one who has been always charged, and perhaps justly, with fastidiousness as to female purity and refinement. " Leaving my small trunk hid in a boat-house which I' found upon the banks of the river, I began...show more

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  • Paperback | 50 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 3mm | 109g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236899814
  • 9781236899811