Norman Hamilton, Or, the Shadow of Destiny

Norman Hamilton, Or, the Shadow of Destiny

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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. 1860 edition. Excerpt: ...can't wait so long." "Then want them." "You have got very saucy--besides, you have been blowing' among my customers. What made you call on Reid?" "Could I starve till it pleased you to come back?" asked the hag. "And if my blowing displeases you, I did it also to another of your friends." Copley started. "I like to see you do that. I spoke to the dark young fellow who lives at Leith--he insulted me, and, by every fire in hell, I'll never cease till I get him entrapped. I hate you, and this fool here, and I hate the old hyprocrite in the Canongate; but I hate him the worst of all!" "As regards Mm," replied Copley, "do as you list." "Ditto, say I," added the Colonel. "And now, since better cannot be done, I'll call here again at the same hour to-morrow for the Irish parcel. Your son must go do wn the ladder first, and remain with us as a hostage; you are in too bad a temper to be trusted." The hag darted on them a look of fury, and they departed as arranged. CHAPTER XXI. REVERSES. Again Mr. James Carmichael stood at his table in the Thistle Bank, but not the same joyous, elastic individual that he had been at the corresponding hour on the previous day. His face was blanched, his eye inflamed and lacking lustre; his frame was relaxed in all its parts, and physical disquietude was but too evidently weighing him down. A brisk walk might have dissipated the effects of the symposium of the preceding night; but then he could not abandon his post--he was nailed to his counter like a bad coin, or as a marine plant ia attached to its rocky home. Mr. Carmichael bewailed his hard fate, and envied the humblest visitors of the bank, who could freely open those...show more

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  • Paperback | 124 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 7mm | 236g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 123658127X
  • 9781236581273