The Living Age Volume 188

The Living Age Volume 188

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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. 1891 edition. Excerpt: ...P " asked Wynne again. "Be quiet, silly," Gladys said. " Madeleine, there's somebody moving inside." Just at that minute Wynne's bedroom door slammed in a sudden gust of wind. It began to rain heavily, and the drops fell like little lumps of lead on the skylight. Our stepfather opened the door of the bedroom, and found us all sitting there together. " Go away entirely, children,"he said in his usual formal voice; all his seIf-possession seemed to have come back. "Your mother is asleep, and she must not be disturbed." We made him tell us again that mother was really a.-leap and nothing else, and then we consented to do as he told us. W'e left his and mother's part of the house, and went down the long passage to our own. Wynne clung to me. There had been a flash of lightning whilst we were talking outside mother's door, and Wynne could never bear to be alone in a thunderstorm. I-Ie enticed me to come into his room and stay, with him until he should be asleep. How long a time I spent trying to soothe his fears Ido not know, or which of us fell asleep first; but I know that when something awoke me I was lying outside Wynne's bed, and that he was sleeping. I had never undressed, and it was daylight. Vas this another day, then? All time seemed to have ceased for us. I was existing in some intermediate state that was neither death nor life, in which I was without sensation, and where I comprehended nothing. This was what I seemed aware of inwardly and outside--for I got up and went to the window, and looked out--I met the cold pallor of the white dawn. Vynne's bedroom was next to the passage whose window was overshadowed by a great apple-tree, the tree in which Theodora saw...show more

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  • Paperback | 634 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 33mm | 1,116g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236792726
  • 9781236792723