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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. 1818 edition. Excerpt: ...walksl 0n the side ofdhhellnd Was a thiclmow of trees; bntlthey shed no light eitcept on the oi Qeet-or-objects immediately Under them; therefore Ethelindawasconscious that she and herleompanion might escape observation; and, like her poor friend, she too-listened with pleased attentio'n 't9 the music-, till She even forgot to watch for hm-'hushand's appearance. But her atiaentionnias soon directed from the-music, ton-rustling sound hehind "the trees near her: and even her companion heard it also, andclung closer' to her'.-Ethelind turned towards the-sound-her'companion did the same;a-'-and in dress, inglook, and in-expression, like himself from the cold and clammy grasp of the attenuated fingers which had seized him, he took up the dagger again, and hastily disappeared alorig an unlighted walk;--while Ethelind stood confound-ed, motionless, and nearly as wild as I ' her agitated companion. But she was only too painfully recalled to recollection: the innocent victim of a ruflian's violence lay motionless before her on the ground, and Ethelind feared that the dagger had pierced her broken heart--feared that the mother as well as the daughter had been doomed to save her life by the loss'of her own. But as she knelt beside her and examined her clothes, she saw that no wound had been given, /for they were unstained with blood; and when Waldemar and Maurice approached, they found Ethelind trying to restore that animation, of which terror, she fondly thought, had alone deprived the pale object before her. asp But Waldemar and Maurice, while they Zedi gazed with agitated wonder, suspected that md the poor sufferer was really dead; and ted they were right--the spirit was gone for ever: --sudden terror, more

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  • Paperback | 54 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 3mm | 113g
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236805038
  • 9781236805034