Sir Tristram's Will; In 3 Volumes

Sir Tristram's Will; In 3 Volumes

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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. 1867 edition. Excerpt: ...occupying a bed in her room by night. But these difficulties only strength ened Louise s resolution to succeed. She sent for her daughter, made her leave im mediately her husband and child, and come and reside in the neighbourhood of Llan morden, under the feigned name of Mrs. Grant. Nina s conscience had all along faintly whispered that they were doing what was wrong; but in spite of this her mother had worked so Well upon her three domi nant passions--her devotion to the Church' of Rome, her love for her husband and child, and her fear of Louise herself, tliat she at length persuaded her, in one of those nightly meetings which Zitta detected, to imdertake the execution of the design. As we are aware, she carried out the plan when she became a guest for a while at Llanrnorden. Her difliculty was how to steal from Edward for a short time the key of the niuniment room, and of the box in which the will was kept. When he found her in his study at night she was looking for those keys; when she came into his bed-chamber at the same unusual season, it was for the like purpose. Louise had learnt from Miss Morden where the document was, but she had not been able to assist any further. Nina had at length gained her ends by administering to Edward a narcotic, which had produced the excessive drowsiness under which he had laboured on the night of the thunder-storm. While he layin that profound slumber she had entered the room tWice--when she took the keys, and when she brought them back. Unperceived she had previously gone into his study, and poured the sleeping draught into the flask of light wine, which she had heard him tell a servant to place upon the table. She had, however, in her haste only given him a slight dose, and thus he had more

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  • Paperback | 44 pages
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  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236629868
  • 9781236629869