The Living Age Volume 72

The Living Age Volume 72

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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: ... myself hitherto. However, as the end is so near, and since you, sir, urge it so much, I will trust to your honor not to mention a word of the matter until I am beyond the reach of human justice, and will write down an account of what I have done. I prefer this to telling it you, because, if you are to have any part of the story, I wish you to know the whole, else you would not be able to judge me fairly; and this murdering cough stops me if I try to talk for five minutes together. Well, then, I have killed a man, --murdered him, I suppose you will say; and since you have sat and talked with me so often during the last year and a half that I have been in this pretty village, I begin to think that is the right name to give the business, was a year younger than I was; and as we lost our mother while very young, we were thrown on each other almost entirely for company; and I loved her more than brothers often do their sisters, I think, for I was so fond of her it seemed just like selfishness. You see, we were never separated. I have not got a single childish reminiscence unconnected with my sister. The bond between us got no weaker as we imperceptibly grew up, and we took--I to the farming, she to the dairy and general housekeeping. Of course, when I was about twenty, I had a., sweetheart; but that made no difference, for 1 Annie was fond of her too, and liked to hear ime talk about her. She had no lover of her l own; for though many young farmers in the, neighborhood tried to make up to her, she 'did not think them good enough; and the only young fellow who seemed to hit her ' fancy was a Mr. Ashley, a friend of our landilord, who used to come down into those Jparts for the shooting. He was a boy of;about fifteen when I first...show more

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  • Paperback | 548 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 28mm | 966g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236745655
  • 9781236745651