A Knight of the Highway

A Knight of the Highway

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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. 1908 edition. Excerpt: ... endearing or assuring words. Though he had no fear that the motionless form in the woods would recover to molest them, he fell to watching every bough-sway and every leaf-stir intently. "Mr. Eossiter!" called Miss Merton presently. "Yes," he replied, swinging about and facing her. "Will you walk back with us?" "Certainly, if you wish it." "It would be so good of you," said Miss Densmore, who looked as though the least jar might snatch her from consciousness. "I am not quite sure of myself." Miss Merton upon one side of Miss Densmore and Eossiter upon the other, they slowly climbed the slope towards the orchard. For some moments nothing was said. Gradually, however, Miss Densmore regained her self-control, and at length she turned to Eossiter. "Will you tell me how you chanced to be in the wood?" she asked. "I had strolled down from the house with a newspaper and magazine which Mr. Parmelee lent me," he replied, "and was sitting in a little glade a short distance down the logging-road when I heard you cry." "I must explain to you--" she began. "Don't Sylvia, don't now!" interrupted Miss Merton, and Eossiter added a gentle remonstrance. "Yes," said Miss Densmore, "I must, then we'll not refer to it again. I was watching the water ripple away into the wood when I fancied I heard a footstep. I was so startled that I sprang up, and there was that man. He could not have been more than thirty feet from me, he had crept up so noiselessly. I have no idea from which direction he approached, but when I first saw him he was standing behind me in the path by which we came. He began to move towards me, and I cried to him to go about his business. He gave no heed, so I ran to the other side of the spring, putting the depression and the water between us. He was...show more

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  • Paperback | 40 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 2mm | 91g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236676564
  • 9781236676566