More Glimpses of the World Unseen

More Glimpses of the World Unseen

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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. 1878 edition. Excerpt: ...through the plantations. It was an evening in September, clear and fine, not very late in the day; but the shadows were deepening, and when the oldest plantation, which skirted a very primeval wood, was reached, the dusk began to grow darker., 'All of a sudden, on looking round, she found that, quite unperceived, her nephew had overtaken her, and was walking silently by her side. She saw at a glance that he looked haggard and as if in pain; and put up both his hands to his head, from which, to her horror, she saw blood trickling down. For a moment, speaking, but getting no answer, "she felt," as she declared, " like one ready to drop. I cried to God for strength in His mercy." 'Just then, noticing that a diamond ring, presented to him by his father-in-law, was not on the smaller finger of his left hand, she saw behind him the form and face of an ill-conditioned tramp, whose features were as marked as they were repulsive, who appeared to strike him several sharp and heavy blows on the back and side of his head. She spoke to her nephew again twice, "Why, Charles, what is the matter?" but he gave no answer. And then he vanished. 'The fright which Mrs. Bateman endured was excessive. For a while she seemed stunned. But in a few moments, recovering herself and marking that the evening was quickly growing darker, she hurried onward, as fast as she could get on, up to the house. ' Her niece came out to meet her. " Why, auntie, have you hurried so fast?" she exclaimed, "You're quite out of breath." "'Where's Charles?" she answered hurriedly and anxiously; "Where's dear Charles?" H ' " Out there, ...show more

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  • Paperback | 52 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 3mm | 109g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236759338
  • 9781236759337