The Roof Tree

The Roof Tree : (Charles Neville Buck Classics Collection)

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The picture seen through the open door, had there been any to see, was almost as motionless as a tableau, and it was a starkly grim one, with murky shadows against a fitful light. A ray of the setting sun forced its inquisitive way inward upon the semi-darkness of the interior. A red wavering from the open hearth, where supper preparations had been going forward, threw unsteady patches of fire reflection outward. In the pervading smell of dead smoke from a blackened chimney hung the more pungent sharpness of freshly burned gun-powder, and the man standing near the door gazed downward, with a dazed stare, at the floor by his feet, where lay the pistol which gave forth that acrid stench.show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 218 pages
  • 152.4 x 228.6 x 12.45mm | 385.55g
  • Createspace
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1507663617
  • 9781507663615