Lord Montagu's Page; A Historical Romance Volume 1

Lord Montagu's Page; A Historical Romance 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. 1860 edition. Excerpt: ...cell contained; and yet it was by 'no means without ornament, for each of those chambers looking to the western cloister had a window, divided into two by a beautiful cluster mullion and garnished all round, even in the interior, with mouldings a foot indepth. The original sinall panes of 'stained.glass were 'also there, but' Edward could at first form no idea of the redness of the colouring, for although 'the moon had now risen several hours, the face of Heaven was black with clouds, and all without was darkness..Ab0ut five minutes after he had entered the cell, however, the whole interior of the little room, where the feeble "oil 'la'rnp had only made the darkness visible, -was pervaded by intense light, and an image of the stained glass window was'thrown"upon the floor and opposite wall in colours themost intense and beautiful. Still the thunder did not follow for several sedonds; but when it did 'home the zroar was awful. It 'seemed 'as-if' seine' one was pouring rocks and mountains in a stream upon' the' roof of the Abbey, making the very 'solid walls and foundations shake. Edward drew forth his watch-one oi' the rude contrivances of those days,"but with the great advantage of having the figures on the dial plain and distinct-'-and, I holdingit to the lamp, perceived it was a quarter past one. Lucette must be awake, he thought, "she could not sleep through such a crash as that; I will wait five minutes and then go and call her." In the meantime the flashes of lightning became more frequent, some followed by heavy thunder, some passing away in silence, till at length they grew so rapid in succession that one could not attach the...show more

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  • Paperback | 74 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 4mm | 150g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236851870
  • 9781236851871