Minnie Herman, Or, the Night and Its Morning, a Tale for the Times

Minnie Herman, Or, the Night and Its Morning, a Tale for the Times

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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. 1855 edition. Excerpt: ...grasp, he looked imploringly in his eye, as if hope was springing up in his darkened heart. "Will you come, Henry Halton--come to honor and to God? Say this night you will, and there shall be rejoicing in Heaven! Come! " A strange scene in the dimly lighted bar-room of the River Hotel! Drunkards were looking unstead ily but silently upon it, and from behind the bar, where the last round of glasses stood untasted, glowered Lane with clenched fists and teeth upon the stranger. " Halton! tarry not among the tombs. Come! " he continued. " Before Goal I will! " gasped Halton, as a deeper sigh escaped his bosom, and he ventured to look around him. As his eye rested upon Lane, he quailed, so fearful is the influence of the dealer upon his victim. The stranger saw it, and continued: "Who else is there here this night who will come with Henry Halton to home and manhood, and God? Come with him this night, and be enslaved ones no more. Turn from the past." And the stranger, in low 'but strangely sweet and thrilling tones, commenced and sang "Long, Long Ago." The drunkards wept, and as the question was again asked, "Who will come with Halton? " four of them reeled up around him, joining hands to keep from falling. "And here you solemnly pledge yourselves never to drink anything which can intoxicate again. " We--.(hic)--we do." "And may God help you! Now," thundered the stranger, a wild and oyous light kindling in his eye, "come away, and tarry not, nor look back, or the enemy is upon you? Come! " and the five customers of the "River Hotel" went out after the strange man in the long surtout. With a torrent of curses...show more

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  • Paperback | 104 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 6mm | 200g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236981960
  • 9781236981967