The Old Battle-Ground

The Old Battle-Ground

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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. 1866 edition. Excerpt: ...lie, by which he had thrown down the ladder from the scaffold of falsehood he had climbed, and so rendered a return to the firm ground of truth impossible. All this time the captive Marie had resolutely refused to answer any questions. A tearless despair was in her eyes; her cheeks were hectic; her young bosom struggled with the throes of grief, which at first had come at long intervals, quick and short, but which became more frequent and convulsing as the time sped, and she thought with ever-deepening distress of her forsaken brother. After the departure of the men, Mr. Plumworthy returned to the sitting-room, and with indescribable emotions looked upon the young girl sitting there, with her torn clothes and bleeding feet, so heart-sick and weary, yet so firm and true; resolved to suffer everything, even unto death, sooner than betray her brother by a single word. And he thought of her orphanage and homelessness, which reminded him again of his childless old age, and of his own daughters, especially of her who had once shown something like this girl's unbending strength of will in opposition to his own, and who, like her, had been a wanderer. Mrs. Pluraworthy and the minister hud remained with her, endeavoring to soften her by the gentlest means. She seemed, however, to take no heed of what was said, staring at them with her tearless eyes. But now, as the squire seated himself with a sigh, she suddenly started up. " 'Where have those men gone? " she asked. " To find your poor blind brother," Mr. Cester kindly replied, holding her feverish hand. " Why do you say my poor brother? " she demanded. " Because I pity him; I feel kind to him, and would do him good." Marie gave him a sharp, suspicious look.. " You hate him, and feel wicked towards him!..".show more

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  • Paperback | 52 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 3mm | 109g
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236657241
  • 9781236657244