Maidenhood; Or, the Verge of the Stream

Maidenhood; Or, the Verge of the Stream

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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. 1876 edition. Excerpt: ...Dr. Matthews. I was awakened by Nelson's growling and barking, and on looking out of my window, I saw, in the clear moonlight, two men just by the porch. As Truscott sleeps at the back of the house, and is also very infirm now, I thought we had better try to scare them away, and prevent their breaking into the house. I called Kate, bade her get her brother's pistol, and fire it out of the window in the air. The robber was by that time actually mounting the wooden latticework which covered the porch. Just at the moment she fired it fell, and he fell with it. But what the pistol-shot could have had to do with it, I cannot imagine." " It had nothing to do with it, unless the report startled the thief, and caused him to cling harder and pull down the wood, which would not bear his weight," said the doctor. " The porch was sadly in want of repair, it is true," observed Mrs. Duncan; " Collins had orders to attend to it." " Then that was it. But Miss Kate was quite a heroine; and let me tell you, if the accident had not happened, it might have been well for you if she had shot him." "She would never have recovered it, I am sure," said Edith, who stood with her arm round her sister. The doctor turned and looked at Kate. "You are indeed pale, my dear Miss Kate," he said. "Give me your hand." And the kind old family doctor felt her pulse a little anxiously. " Send for your medicine chest, if you please, Mrs. Duncan," he said; " her nerves are a little shaken. She must go to bed, and have a sedative draught." At this moment Truscott entered, carrying a tray with wine and glasses. "Ay, that is sensible of you, my old friend," said the doctor, nodding approvingly. " I prescribe a glass of wine for every one here present." And his prescription was more

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  • Paperback | 108 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 6mm | 209g
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236677943
  • 9781236677945