Our Homemade Stories, by Ascott R. Hope

Our Homemade Stories, by Ascott R. Hope

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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. 1882 edition. Excerpt: ...he had been seen in the neighbourhood up till the day of the attempt. The man O'Shaughnessy had also disappeared, and the police were obliged to confess themselves at fault. Meanwhile the story had got into all the papers, and at Malvern, Mrs. Warren's friends had the greatest difficulty in keeping the actual state of the case from her, which was absolutely necessary in her critical state of health. She heard every day from her son, and was made to believe that her husband had been very slightly hurt by an accident, and would come over to her as soon as he had finished some pressing business. Gerald bitterly regretted that he could not tell her the truth; and every day he found it harder to keep up the deception. For while at first the wounded man seemed to be doing well, the doctor was soon obliged to hint at danger. Mr. Warren was very feverish; his wife's state of health preyed on his mind, and he reproached himself with his want of attention to her constant entreaties that he would take care of himself. The doctor looked grave, as he found none of the favourable symptoms which he had expected after the extraction of the ball. He felt as if he had two lives in his hand, for he feared the shock of her husband's death would be fatal to his wife. And his fears communicated themselves to Gerald, who ceased his attempts at being of use in the search for the assassin, to hang about the door of his father's room, into which he was only allowed twice a day, for a few minutes at a time. One morning we were at breakfast. Gerald had no appetite, for the news was that his father had passed a worse night. He was sitting silently crumbling his bread, but he started up as old Nora rushed into the room sobbing, and drying her eyes with her apron....show more

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  • Paperback | 182 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 10mm | 336g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236787854
  • 9781236787859