A Silent Witness Volume 1

A Silent Witness Volume 1

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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. 1875 edition. Excerpt: ...himself, when he had made sure that Anne had yielded to fatigue, and was asleep. "No moving from here for me! Supposing Danby to have been missed, and traced, even a portion of the way, to this house, if suspicion and detection are to be averted, it can only be done by my remaining on the spot!" CHAPTER IX. Active and Intelligent. FOR two whole days the little household at Loddonford remained in much the same state, the only difference being that Anne Studley's simulated illness began to assume a real character; the frightful mental pressure under which she was labouring had its effect, and symptoms of fever, of a mild type indeed, but sufficient to cause the keenest anxiety to her father, made their appearance. The captain's watch was unduly prolonged, and, even when relieved by the nurse, he could not make up his mind to take his proper allowance of rest, but was constantly flitting to and fro between the sick chamber and his own, nervously watching the invalid's state and inquiring as to her progress, in the fear lest some unguarded word should have escaped her lips. In the worst phases of her illness, however, Anne managed to maintain her self-control, and neither Dr. Blatherwick, who visited her twice daily, and who was really anxious about her, or the nurse, heard anything that might not be reasonably expected from a patient in her condition. The captain, moreover, had another source of perturbation. Shut up in the cottage, which he dared not leave, he was absolutely ignorant of all that was passing in the outer world. He knew nothing of Heath's movements, nor could he learn that any inquiry had been made concerning the disappearance of Walter Danby; though, from the absence of any intelligence in...show more

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  • Paperback | 74 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 4mm | 150g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236751949
  • 9781236751942