The Last of the Cavaliers Volume 3

The Last of the Cavaliers Volume 3

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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. 1859 edition. Excerpt: ...Why do you look so feared and wan--you were not among them that slew him?" "Alice, Alice! miserable creature that you are! Is this madness real, or is it I that have been driven to idiotcy by your guilt and shame?" "My guilt and shame?" she repeated, haughtily. "Eh, if my mother were but here, no one would dare to mint sic evil words to me! But wait, wait until I remember the rest," she continued hurriedly, holding him in turn. "It's just a marvel to tell and to hear. I never knew till then that dead men could speak, did you, brother? Oh, but he was bonnie! though his dark, dark locks were thick wi' clots of blood and his dainty hands red wi' the same; for they were sair forfairn, I ween, before ever their swor _s could touch him--he is a strong man and a terrible, the bravest of all, so they hated him and swore to slay him. But he told me that one of them had smitten him thrice, and on his white breast there were three crimson, gaping wounds--that was why he looked so pale, my love, my love! and his dark e'en were so fiery and bright, like the corpse-lights that dance at night in the kirk-yards. I have seen them on our mother's grave, and could not drive them away. I would I were lying there too, and then my heart would not ache, and my head beat so wearily. Oh, mother, come and take me!" Again the same choking, wailing sobs, the same wringing of the hands; but she hid her face in them an instant, and the sounds of despair died away into that insensate laugh which he thought more dreadful by far. "He went before the cock crew, for he had a long, dreary journey to make, and will never return. Strange, how dead men's kisses bum! I would never have thought it, for they are always so very cold! and...show more

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  • Paperback | 78 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 4mm | 154g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236652851
  • 9781236652850