The Leisure Hour Volume 1

The Leisure Hour Volume 1

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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. 1862 edition. Excerpt: ...part of this unknown visitor, and shrinking from him he leaned back in his chair and looked sharply into his eyes. For a moment more they sat facing each other; the countenance of the one beaming with tenderness, the other looking at him with doubt and wonder. But as Dr. Blattstaub gazed the hard lines about his forehead and mouth relaxed, his eyes kindled, his lips parted. "Karl, don't you know me?" the stranger cried. "Have you quite forgotten your old friend Hertz? your old college chum--you old--?" "Ernst! is it thou indeed?" His voice trembled, and he could not speak another word, and they embraced again, like children. "Why, Ernst, how many years is it since thou and I parted?" Dr. Blattstaub asked when he had recovered himself;--" twenty--thirty--aye, more! where hast thou been, my old, old friend?" Many such questions were asked on either side and answered. They had been students together at the University, and dear bosom friends for two or three years afterwards. Then they had gone their several ways in life, and, after continuing for a short time to correspond, had lost sight of each other. Yet though out of sight they had not been altogether out of mind. No after friendship had equalled in warmth and constancy that first attachment. The romance of early life, the sympathy of young and fervent hearts, the mutual respect and esteem which they felt for each other, had never been forgotten. "And how didst thou find me out, Ernst? How didst thou find thy way to this poor place?" Dr. Blattstaub looked round him at the walls of his apartment as he spoke, not with any dissatisfaction, but rather with a feeling of pleasure in the thought that adversity had had no power to abate...show more

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  • Paperback
  • 189 x 246 x 41mm | 1,424g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236568036
  • 9781236568038