Sea Waif

Sea Waif

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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. 1882 edition. Excerpt: ...remark. It was evident, however, that he thought a great deal, and it was evident also that his thoughts pleased him. A curious mixture was this man; not wholly evil and vile, but mainly so, and growing worse, it was feared, day by day. Now and then his better nature peeped out like gleams of winter's sunshine, but never for long together. Conscience was not wholly dead, though apparently dying, and there was that within him which could be touched by love and kindness. And while this was the case there was hope for him, though the hope grew feebler day by day. CHAPTER XIV. REVENGED. And how he lifted up his hand To pray or curse, as it might be, And in that moment grazed the land, When something smote his palm, and he Grasped a strong rope convulsively.--walter C. Smith. HEN at length Tom was liberated from prison he looked more dead than alive. He had taken the matter far more to heart than people thought he would who had witnessed his calm demeanour during the trial. Nearly every night during his incarceration he cried himself to sleep in his lonely cell, and awoke in the morning after his dreamful slumber unrested and unrefreshed. He felt as if he were disgraced for life, that nothing could ever wipe away the reproach that rested upon his name. He would never be able to hold up his head again, he thought--never be able to look people straight in the face. And he a captain's son! Sophy had never allowed him to forget that fact, but what was it to him now? He used to feel proud of it, but never more, he thought, never more. "Day by day he tried to remember what he had learnt in the little chapel and school at Cross Lanes, and sometimes the promises that had fixed themselves upon his memory would cheer him up for a little while. Then...show more

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  • Paperback | 70 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 4mm | 141g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236754735
  • 9781236754738