A Reputed Changeling; Or, Three Seventh Years Two Centuries Ago Volume 2

A Reputed Changeling; Or, Three Seventh Years Two Centuries Ago Volume 2

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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. 1890 edition. Excerpt: ...chill, descended again. Mrs. Oakshott and Anne held each other's hands and trembled. By and by Mr. Fellowes came up first. "We have found," he said, looking pale and grave, "a skeleton. Yes, a perfect skeleton, but no more--no remains except a fine dust." And Robert Oakshott following, awe-struck and sorrowful, added, "Yes, there he is, poor Perry--all that is left of him--only his bones. No, madam, we must leave him there for the present; we cannot bring it up without preparation." "You need not fear meddling curiosity, madam," said the captain. "I will post a sentry here to bar all entrance." "Thanks, sir," said Robert. "That will be well till I can bury the poor fellow with all due respect by my mother and Oliver." "And then I trust his spirit will have rest," said Martha Oakshott fervently. "And now home to your father. How will he bear it, sir?" "I verily believe he will sleep the quieter for knowing for a certainty whathas become of poor Peregrine," said her husband. And Anne felt as if half her burthen of secrecy was gone when they all parted, starting early because the Black Gang rendered all the roads unsafe after dark. CHAPTER IX. THE DISCLOSURE. "He looked about as one betrayed, Vtrhat hath he done, what promise made? Oh! weak, weak moment, to what end Can such a vain oblation tend?" Wonnswonrn. FOR the most part Anne was able to hold her peace and keep out of sight while Dr. Woodford related the strange revelations of the vault with all the circumstantiality that was desired by two old people living a secluded life and concerned about a neighbour of many years, whom they had come to esteem...show more

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  • Paperback | 62 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 3mm | 127g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236755782
  • 9781236755780