Old Pictures in a New Frame

Old Pictures in a New Frame

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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. 1877 edition. Excerpt: ...only done my duty. Duty before everything, say I!" "You can go," responded Mr. Lloyd coldly. "Thank you, sir, good morning," replied Brownlow jauntily, determined not to be put down or put out; and then with a triumphant smile on his face, he passed out by the window, and so near to Oliver, that our hero could feel his hot breath on his face. As he went by him he happened to take his pocket handkerchief out of his pocket, and as he did so the small paper came with it that he had been so anxious to conceal from Mr. Lloyd, and fell unnoticed by him on the ground. When he was out of sight, Oliver emerged from his hidingplace and secured it, and then made the best of his way to find William Warner, and to inform him of what had transpired between Brownlow and Mr. Lloyd. As for Brownlow, he went back to work at the factory, and he was more chatty and agreeable than he had been for many a long day; in fact, more than one of the workpeople declared that he must have had a stroke of luck. Was it luck, as he thought it, or had he put the first nail in his own coffin? We shall see! HE story that Oliver came breathless and excited to tell him, was listened to by Warner with little or no exhibition of emotion. The reflections and resolves of the past night of sleeplessness and trial had made him strong, and he was fully prepared to face the worst, however terrible and degrading that worst might be. As the hunted-down deer turns his head to the greedy hounds, making one last and desperate struggle for life, so this man, worn out with his slavery to a tyrant who had shown him neither pity nor mercy, had now determined to throw off the odious yoke he had bome patiently so long, and to defy him to the death. He could not help...show more

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  • Paperback | 108 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 6mm | 209g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236922913
  • 9781236922915