The Lathams; A Tale

The Lathams; A Tale

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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. 1858 edition. Excerpt: ... her rational moments since her husband's death, all her prayer had been--" To die, to be with George;" and now in delirium, with tearful, earnest pleading, she besought her kind nurse to "let her go to George--her dear husband." From the first they saw she could not live--the shock had been too great; all they doubted was--would she ever waken to consciousness again? It was not to be. From delirium she sank to stupor. She looked upon the face of her infant, yet knew it not. Her father, her aunt, her friends, to her were as strangers. In less than a month from the death of her husband, she shared his grave in that last quiet sleep. CHAPTEfi VIII. The terrible and violent death of poor Wilson threw a gloom over the town, which lasted for some time. An inquest was held, and the facts were elicited that George had visited the Eaven, chiefly induced by the persuasion of Kelly, who offered him the choice of some shelves which he knew the other had long wished to possess; Kelly refusing to see him at home. He declined to conclude the bargain unless George partook of some liquor; this he was induced to do after some difficulty, but, having done so, he in turn stood treat; and then he was assailed by the whole party at once with earnest persuasions that he would join their club. Wilson steadily refused, and was twitted by some of the party with inclining to the temperance movement. Kelly called upon Scarlett for payment of the bet which he had won, and George, hearing he had been the subject, was excessively irritated, called for his bill, and, after discharging it, was leaving the house, when he was stung to the quick by some allusions to his former backsliding. He retorted with a fewhome thrusts, more truthful than pleasant, and high words followed....show more

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  • Paperback | 46 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 3mm | 100g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236655990
  • 9781236655998