The Mysteries of London Volume 3

The Mysteries of London Volume 3

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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. 1847 edition. Excerpt: ...the young nobleman sternly: " for I am not to be trifled with! " "I will tell you all you require to know--all--all," responded Old Death, gasping convulsively: "only let this sceno end as soon as possible--for it does me harm." "Ve will proceed at once to business," said the Earl: then seating himself in frontof the prisoners, he addressed his questions to Old Death, saying, "In the first place, why was I imprisoned in the subterranean dungeon? " " To prevent you from using your wealth to bribe the gaol-antherities to let Rainford escape, or your interest to save him if he was condemned," answered Old Death, in a slow and measured tone. "Then, villain that you are," cried the Earl, scarcely able to subdue his resentment, "you had an interest in hurrying the son of your own halfsister Octavia to the scaffold!--Oh! I understand it all I Themas felt assured that some profound, secret, and malign influence was at work against him; for these whe were put forward as the prosecutors--the knight and his nephew--went as unwilling witnesses l Then it was you," continued the nobleman, in a tone of fearful excitement, --"it was you whese gold doubtless bribed the attorney Howard to institute these fatal proceedings! " " It was--it was! " ejaculated Old Death, trembling from head to foot. "But Rainford deserved it;--he outraged me--I was good and kind to him--I threw excellent things in his way--but he made me bring him to this heuse--he learnt all my secrets--he robbed me of my treasures--he carried off my private papers " "Silence!" exclaimed the Earl, in a tone which made the arch-villain and his fellow-prisoners all three more

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  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
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  • 9781236541796