The Pearl of Orr's Island. New, Cheaper Ed

The Pearl of Orr's Island. New, Cheaper Ed

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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. 1875 edition. Excerpt: ...even the compassionate glances she had cast upon him, in his restless, turbid intervals during the last few weeks, and the fierceness with which he had replied to a few timid inquiries. No; though her heart was breaking for him, it was a shrewd, wise little heart, and resolved not to spoil all by yielding to its first untaught impulses. She repressed herself, as the mother does who refrains from crying out when she sees her unconscious little one on the verge of a precipice. When Moses rose, and moodily began walking homeward, she RETURNING HOME. 185 followed at a distance. She could now keep further oft, for Bhe knew the way through every part of the forest, and she only wanted to keep within sound of his footsteps, to make sure he was going home.-When he emerged from the forest into the open moonlight, she sat down in its shadows, and watched him as he walked over the open distance between her and the house. He went in, and then she waited a little longer for him to be quite retired. She thought he would throw himself on the bed, and then she could steal in after him. So she sat there quite still in the shadows. The grand full moon was riding high and calm in the purple sky; and Harpswell Bay on the one hand, and the wide, open ocean on the other, lay all in a silver shimmer of light. There was not a sound, save the plash of the tide, now beginning to go out, and rolling and rattling the pebbles up and down, as it came and went; and, once in a while, the distant, mournful intoning of the whip-poor-wills. There were silent, lonely ships sailing slowly to and fro far out to sea, turning their fair wings now into bright light, and now into shadow, as they moved over the glassy surface. Mara could see all the houses in Harpswell Neck, and the white...show more

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  • Paperback | 118 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 6mm | 227g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236545648
  • 9781236545640