Lucinda, Or, the Mountain Mourner; Being Recent Facts in a Series of Letters

Lucinda, Or, the Mountain Mourner; Being Recent Facts in a Series of Letters

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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. 1839 edition. Excerpt: ...continual series of events I filled up the measure of time till thereturn of her brother, I will not tire your patience by dwelling on them, but proceed to the more interesting particulars of his mission. As oun little family sat one evening collected round a fire which must have expanded every heart but those congealed' in wo, he entered. On his countenance was depicted strong marks of disappointment. I do not recollect who first addressed him, but when he was asked what news, his answers ' were evasive. However, I saw from some of his words, that Lucinda had caught a ray of hope; and dreading to have it extinguished, after having' been confirmed by conjecture, I requested him to give a candid relation, and not excite a hope which might not be gratified. He replied, that he would give us the particulars of their interview, and leave us to judge for ourselves. He then proceeded to tell us, that the last day of hisjourney out, he met Mr. Brown on the road. The. sight of him, he continued, so agita_ ted him, he could scarce speak without betraying those emotions he wished to conceal. He however addressed him with the common ceremony ' of an old acquaintance; inquired af ter his uncle's family, &c. but did not give him the letters, as he observed he should be at Mi'. Whitney's the next day. They then parted, and he proceeded on to his uncle's, where he informed them of the painful and precarious state of his sister. He then gave them a letter from her, together with all those for Mr. Brown, that they might be delivered to him by Mr. Whitney, who was necessarily in his confidence. Mr. Brown, however, did not arrive until the third day, and then made his appear-_ ance in all the pompous parade of...show more

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  • Paperback | 30 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 2mm | 73g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236946448
  • 9781236946447