Moondyne; A Story from the Underworld

Moondyne; A Story from the Underworld

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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. 1879 edition. Excerpt: ...his word as the utterance of Power itself, never to be questioned nor disobeyed, he had been challenged, commanded, degraded. It was a bitter draught; and what if he had only taken the first sickening mouthful? He was interrupted in his morose reflections by the entrance of Mr. Haggett, whose air was almost as dejected as his superior's. Haggett stood silently at the door, looking at the great man, somewhat as a spaniel might look at its master. The spare curtain of his lips was folded into leathery wrinkles round his capacious mouth. "Haggett," said Sir Joshua, turning wearily to the fire, "who the devil is this man?" "He's a rich Australian--" began Haggett, in a confidential voice. ' Ass!" said the Chief Director, without looking at him. Mr. Haggett, returning not even a glance of resentment, accepted the correction, and remained silent. "Haggett," said Sir Joshua, after a pause, during which he had stared into the fire, "when does the convict ship sail?" "In two weeks, sir." "I want you to go to West Australia on that ship, Haggett." "I, Sir Joshua? Leave London--I shall be ordained'this year--I shall--" "Pshaw! I want you, man. No one else will do. Tou can attend to private matters on your return. I shall personally assist you with my influence." "Well, Sir Joshua?" "No one else can do it, Haggett." "What is to be done, sir?" "I want to know all that is to be known in Western Australia about this Wyville." "Do you suspect anything, sir?" asked Mr. Haggett. "No; I have no reason either for suspicion or belief. I know absolutely nothing about the man, nor can I find any one who does...".
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  • Paperback | 92 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 5mm | 181g
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236553349
  • 9781236553348