Rapport Du Comite Consultatif; Report of the Advisory Committee Volume 19

Rapport Du Comite Consultatif; Report of the Advisory Committee Volume 19

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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. 1841 edition. Excerpt: ... street and down as well as the increasing darkneas would allow, came in again, waited a little longer, went up atairs humming a tune, bolted herself in, laid her head down on her bed, and cried as if her heart would break. And yet such natures are made up of so many contradictions, that if Joe Willet had come back that night, next day, next week, next month, the odds are a hundred to one she would have treated him in the very same manner, and have wept for;t afterwards with the very same distress. She hid no sooner left the workshop than there cautiously peered out from behind the chimney of the forge a face which had already emerged from the same concealment twice or thrice unseen, and which, after satisfying itself that it wss now alone, was followed by a leg, a shoulder, and so on by degrees until the form of Mr. Tsppertit stood confessed, with a brown-paper cap atuck negligently on one side of its head, and its arms very much a-kimbo. "Have my ears deceived me," ssid the 'prentice, "or do I dream! Am I to thank thee, Fortun', or to cus thee--which 1" He gravely descended from bis elevation, took down hia piece of looking-glass, planted it against the wall upon the usual bench, twisted his head round, snd looked closely at his legs. "If they're a dream," said Sim, "let sculptures have such wisions, and chisel 'em out when they wake. This is reslity. Sleep has no such limbs as them. Tremble, Willet, and despair. She's mine! She's mine!" With these triumphant expressions he seized a hammer, and dealt a heavy blow at a vice, which in his mind's eye represented the sconce or head of Joseph Willet. That done, he burst into a peal of laughter, which startled Miss Miggs even in her distant kitchen, and...show more

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  • Paperback | 1012 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 51mm | 1,769g
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  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236909887
  • 9781236909886