Nobody's Fortune Volume 1

Nobody's Fortune Volume 1

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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. 1872 edition. Excerpt: ...Captain Boxer said he should have been delighted, but his duties prevented him; so it was arranged that he should dine with the party on their return; but Mr. Pentweazle, though hesitating at first, was easily persuaded, and he and the General stepped into the Mohican's boat, and were soon on board the yacht. They were received on deck by Mr. Orme, who, grasping Pentweazle's hand, said, "O'Grogram is all right. Under that protection"--pointing up to the stars and stripes floating from the mast-head--"he will be quite safe." Three hours afterwards, the Mohican, with a pilot on board, had rounded the head, and was standing out into mid-sea. CHAPTER xv. Returned. IT was indeed Frank, and no one else. It needed not a second glance to tell Ellen that; but if there had been the smallest doubt about it, she would have been reassured the next instant, when she felt his strong arms round her, and his warm kisses on her lips. Kissing and embracing, and looking into each other's eyes, was quite occupation enough for them for the first few minutes. They had not needed to speak; they were expressing to each other, in lovers' language, their delight at meeting, and their devotion to each other. At length, Frank suffered his grasp to relax a little, and looking down into Ellen's face, whispered, "My darling, so long, so long! it seemed as though it would never be again." "And yet not so long as you led us to fear, Frank," said the girl, with one hand still round his neck, and her head still resting on his shoulder. "You have taken us by surprise, for we did not expect you for another month at least." "No, dear; and had I kept to my original programme, more

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  • Paperback | 78 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 4mm | 154g
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236890965
  • 9781236890962