A Maid of Old Manhattan

A Maid of Old Manhattan

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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. 1917 edition. Excerpt: ... a humble maid, bring such a miracle to ass? p Then, as she and Vrouw Pelgrom sat at supper, another thought came to plague her and she looked up suddenly at the dame across the table. " Thinkest thou, Vrouw Pelgrom, the young pedlar could have aught to do with this uprising? " she asked. "Nay, how could he?" replied the dame, surprised at the question. " Yet why did he go north? " Annetje murmured, as if to herself. " Now that I have set my mind on the matter I can see but one reason. He went to trade with the Indians." " Aye, that may well be," the dame agreed. "There is naught against that. Nigh every ablebodied man in the city has done as much." " But never so secretly," Annetje returned. " He wished no one to learn whither he went, and so came to me for a guide. That would take him straight to my tribe, and they would be the ones to barter for his rum and his muskets." "What meanest thou, child?" Vrouw Pelgrom demanded, seeing the drift of this argument but dimly, yet realizing something of its effect upon the girl. ' "I mean that this sneaking pedlar has been at unlawful tricks and has made a cat's paw of me for his scheming," she cried bitterly. "He has taken fire-water to the young braves and they have been crazed. That is why they have gone upon the warpath--and the blame is mine! " Her voice was full of pain and great tears filled her eyes. " Nay, child, why torture yourself with such imaginings?" The dame spoke sharply for she saw that Annetje was like to sufier if she persisted in this notion. " The young man has done naught of the kind, I vow! " "Why then was...show more

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  • Paperback | 80 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 4mm | 159g
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  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236818911
  • 9781236818911