Lost, a Tale of the English Lakes, by S.M

Lost, a Tale of the English Lakes, by S.M

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1878 edition. Excerpt: ...he asked many apparently trivial questions, and noted down the replies in a little diary he carried in his hand. When Arthur spoke of trying to sooth Alethea's excitement by playing on the concertina, Mr. Temple enquired--"Did you notice your cousin's face whilst you played, Arty?" "I don't know that I did particularly," was the musing reply. "Yes! now I come to think of it, I noticed, that as I continued playing, a sort of vacant absent look crept over her face, and gradually her eyelids closed. I imagined it was only the look which people have just before dropping asleep, and I thought no more about it. I was only too glad that she had fallen asleep, for she seemed to me to be thinking far too much about the lost girl to be good for her; she really seemed to get quite excited over it." ' And you fell asleep yourself immediately after, and knew nothing that took place till two hours later, when you awoke and found Alethea gone?" "Yes, father, that is all I know." Mr. Temple remained silent for a few minutes, and then he questioned Mr. Dowthwaite and Toney, as to the steps which had been taken to find the wanderer. We need not go over this ground again, as it is perfectly well-known to my readers already. That Mr. Temple imagined he had found some clue to the strange events which had taken place, Arty could plainly see; but he did not like to question his father, knowing that his father would tell him anything he thought advisable without asking, and that anything he might keep back was done so for some good reason. Of one thing there was no doubt, Mr. Temple was as certain Alethea had come to an untimely end, as were those who had been on the spot all the time, and Arthur felt that the last shadow of...show more

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  • Paperback | 50 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 3mm | 109g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236532201
  • 9781236532206