Salander and the Dragon; A Romance of the Hartz Prison

Salander and the Dragon; A Romance of the Hartz Prison

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1852 edition. Excerpt: ...longed for the cock-crowing, and the familiar sounds which denote the coming day. It seemed as if the day would never dawn. "Oh, my God!" he at last exclaimed, groaning heavily. "What is the matter with you?" said Pryint. But no answer was returned, except another groan. She arose alarmed, stirred up the emlnrp, and lighted a wax taper. Looking at him, she perceived that his brow was covered with cold drops, and he moaned convulsively. "What ails you, Goodman 1 Why will you not speak 1 Are you ill?" "No," said he, in a hushed whisper; "not ill, I am afraid--afraid." "You are full of fears," his wife replied, "and becoming old and childish. Wherefore fear?" "Wife," said he, "something, I know not what, informs me that Conscienza is waking up. I know it; I know it. Often I have the same feeling concerning those absent or distant. Don't you remember that I saw Barliff stand before me at table, although he had sailed beyond the seas, and afterward we learned that on that very day, in Bermoothes, he had died? Hark! Hark! What's that?" "Nothing but the shutter." "Ha! say you so? There it comes again. I know that sound too well. It is one of his messengers." "He is asleep for a year," said she, "and the time is not up. Put your head under the pillows and you won't hear it." "There it is." Tap-tap-tap! She herself could not deny that she heard it, and knew what it meant. "Let us pretend," said she, "that we don't hear it. I, for my part, am determined that I will not." "Oh," said he, "you must. You must. You can not help it." As he spake, knockings began, violent, reiterated, ...show more

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  • Paperback | 44 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 2mm | 95g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236492730
  • 9781236492739