Pictures Across the Channel Volume 1

Pictures Across the Channel Volume 1

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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. 1873 edition. Excerpt: ...was following would have brought him out somewhere on the Bayeux road, between La Maladrerie and St. Roque, far away from Ardaine. In a moment he had regained the footpath, and he looked forward. The ruined Abbaye stood out dark and massive in the wide landscape, surrounded--except where the huge entrance-gates came--by high walls, built of the stone of the country, decaying slowly and imperceptibly beneath the moonlight. Desire strained his eyes in vain; there was nothing moving between him and the.Abbaye. His father's manoeuvre flashed upon him. Martin had forced his way through the hedge, 'but had gone no farther; and while his son had been losing himself in the darkness, he had returned to the road, and had been making sure progress towards the farm. Muttering against his own folly, Desire at once directed his course towards the road, in the hope of being yet in time. It was as he had feared. Martin Lelievre had scrambled over the hedge, and had dropped under it for the rest he so greatly needed; and when Desire darted off to find the path across the fields he almost brushed by his father, who lay prostrate on the grass, holding in his panting breath for fear of discovery. He had been a better runner in his day than Desire, and was still, except in sustaining power, fully his match. His spirits rose with the success of his stratagem. He should accomplish his purpose, and make his son happy and eternally grateful to himself. Then, surely, Celine would rest. He regained the road, his mind growing wilder and more ungoverned as he hurried on. He was within a few yards of the avenue leading to the Abbaye gates. In Martin's present haste it seemed to him that more

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  • Paperback | 50 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 3mm | 109g
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236977602
  • 9781236977601