The Living Age Volume 196

The Living Age Volume 196

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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. 1893 edition. Excerpt: ...was of course the verdict of the jury. That day something happened in Abblesey which had not been known to happen for thirty years. The tide went down without the Sand-walker following it. Notwithstanding that the sea called so loudly on the Bommer rocks, the old man never came forth. What might it mean'? The fishermen became uneasy as they talked of this; it seemed to them unnatural, and they feared that it might be a bad omen. None of the simple folk knew of the bitter anguish there was that day in the cuddy of the Sarah and Ann. An old man, lonely and wretched, was fighting against himself for all that he had held dearest, for life itself. For all these years he had gone steadily on in one course with one aim, and only one. And now--sudden shipwreck, and all lost l He crouched there on his rags, his hands clasping his knees, his wild eyes staring blankly into the darkness of his den, striving to realize what had happened. For hours he never stirred, and no hunger, no thirst, no sleep came to him. And all this time he thought of two things and only two: of his money, and of his one friend. These two interwove themselves in his mind in a vague delirium, and through it all he heard the cruel sea calling and mocking him. It was safe, his money, quite safe; it was all there in the hole beneath him; he had not lost anythi-ngl Yes, but the woman, she who was his own, his one friend. What had happened to her? It was she who had lost, lost everything, and by his hand 1 The life of the man was nothing, the lives of a hundred such were nothing; the sea gave them to him, and they were his to treat as he liked. But her husband! What could he do? How could he make amends '? The mockery of the sea came louder and louder through the...show more

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  • Paperback
  • 189 x 246 x 27mm | 939g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236778812
  • 9781236778819