Ridgeway; An Historical Romance of the Fenian Invasion of Canada

Ridgeway; An Historical Romance of the Fenian Invasion of Canada

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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. 1868 edition. Excerpt: ...at all she had already experienced, she, of course, had not one word to say in opposition to the disposition that had been made of her; for bad she not in her bosom the guarantee that all was right; so, professing her willingness to remain in her temporary abode until the period for her-release arrived, and promising to be as patient as possible, under the circumstances, she begged the woman of the house to show her to her room, as she needed a few hours rest; to which request her hostess readily-acceded, having first, though in vain, endeavored to prevail upon her to take some refreshments after her journey. The room to which Kate was shown was far from a despicable one, and possessed many articles of furniture infinitely superior to those in the department she had first entered. The floor was carpeted, 'and the chairs and tables of quite a superior quality; the bed, also, seemed invitingly clean and comfortable, while some excellent books were to_ be found in a small, neat case, standing in one corner of the apartment. On the. table there burned a handsome lamp, and a fire blazed cheerfully in a small, open stove, as though her arrival had been expected and well cared for. Vhen her hostess left her, she examined her chamber door and windows, and found the latter quite secure, while in the lock of the former was a key, one turn of which would cut her off completely from any intrusion whatever. Seating herself beside her lamp, she reviewed rapidly the events of the night, and finding no solution for them, she slowly undressed, and eonsigning herself to the care of heaven, was soon lost in a-calm and refreshing slumber, from which she did not awake until the sun had nearly attained his meridian glory. When she opened her eyes and collected...show more

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  • Paperback | 84 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 4mm | 168g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236941675
  • 9781236941671