Sir Jasper Carew, His Life and Experiences Volume 2

Sir Jasper Carew, His Life and Experiences Volume 2

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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. 1861 edition. Excerpt: ... for you," said O'Kelly t0 Canthorpe; and now, with much handshaking and cordiality, the party broke up. "Don't go for a moment," said O'Kel1y to me, #15 he passed to accompany the Prince down stairs. I sat down before the fire in the now deserted room, and burying my head between my hands, I endeavoured to bring my thoughts to something like order and discipline. It was to no use; the whirlwind of emotions I had endured still raged within me, and I could not satisfy myself which of all my characters was the real one. Was I' the outcast, destitute and miserable? 0r was I the friend of the highborn, and the associate of a Prince? Where was this to end?--should I awake to misery on the morrow, or was madness itself to be the issue to this strange dream? Heaven forgive me, if I almost wished it might be so; and if, in my abject terror, I would have chosen the half-unconscious existence of insanity to the sense of shame and selfupbraiding my future seemed to menace. While I sat thus O'Kelly entered, and, having locked the door after him, took his place beside me. I was not aware of his presence till he said, --"Well, Jack, I intended to mystify others, but, by Jove! it has ended in mystifying myself! Who the devil are you? What are you?" "If I don't mistake me, you are the man to answer that question yourself. You presented me not alone to your friends, but toyour Prince'; and it is but fair to infer that you knew what you were about." He stared at me steadily without speaking. I saw the state of confusion and embarrassment from which he suffered, and I actually revelled in the difficulty in which I had placed him. I perceived all the advantage of my position, and...show more

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  • Paperback | 104 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 6mm | 200g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236834909
  • 9781236834904