The Prose Works of Sir Walter Scott; Peveril of the Peak, St. Ronan's Well, Redgauntlet, Tales of the Crusaders Volume 4

The Prose Works of Sir Walter Scott; Peveril of the Peak, St. Ronan's Well, Redgauntlet, Tales of the Crusaders Volume 4

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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. 1827 edition. Excerpt: ...looking at the old woman, and raising his sonorous voice, probably because she was hard of hearing, " canst thou ask a blessing upon our victuals ."7" The old woman shook her head, kissed the cross which hung from her rosary, and was silent. "Mabel will say grace for no heretic," said the master of the house, vith the same latent sneer on his brow and in his accent. At the same moment, the side-door already mentioned opened, and the young woman (so she proved), whom I had first seen at the door of the cottage, advanced a little way into the room, then stopped bashfully, as if she had observed that I was looking at her, and asked the master of the house, " if he had called?" " Not louder than to make old Mabel hear me," he replied; " and yet,"I he added, as she turned to retire, " it is a shame a stranger should see a house, where not one of the family can or will say a grace--do thou be our chaplain." The girl, who was really pretty, came forward with timid modesty, and, npparently unconscious that she was doing anything uncommon, pronounced the benediction, in a silver-toned voice, and with affecting simplicity--her cheek colouring just so much as to show that, on a less solemn occasion, she would have felt more embarrassed. Now, if thou expectest a fine description of this young woman, Alan Fairford, in order to entitle thee to taunt me with having found a Dulcinea in the I inhabitant of a fishennan's cottage on the Solway Frith, thou shalt be disappointed; for, having said she seemed very pretty, and that she was a sweet and flexible creature, I have said all concerning her that I can tell thee. She vanished when the benediction was spoken. I My host, ...show more

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  • Paperback | 660 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 34mm | 1,161g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • English
  • Illustrations, black and white
  • 1236852923
  • 9781236852922