The Smuggler; A Tale Volume 1, No. 5

The Smuggler; A Tale Volume 1, No. 5

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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. 1845 edition. Excerpt: ...for among the gang by whom he was surrounded were a number of men who had sworn to shed his blood on the very first opportunity. I He walked along, therefore, as the reader may well conceive, with the feeling of a knife continually at his throat; and a long and weary march it seemed to him, as, proceeding by tortuous ways and zigzag paths, the smugglers descended into Romney Marsh, and advanced rapidly jtowards Dymchurch. Mowle was, perhaps, as brave and daring a man as any that ever existed; but still the sensation of impending death can never' be very pleasant to a person in strong health, and well-contented with the earth on which he is placed, and Mowle felt all the disagreeable points in his situation exactly as any other man would do. It would not be just to him, however, were we not to state that many other consideration crossed his mind besides that of his own personal safety. The first of these was his duty to the department of government which he served; and many a plan suggested itself for making his escape here or there, in which he regarded the apprehension of the 'smugglers, and the seizure of the goods that they were going to escort into the country, fully as much as his own life. His friend the Major, however, took means to frustrate all such plans, and seemed equally careful to prevent Mr. Mowle from effecting his object, and to guard against his being discov ered by the other smugglers. At every turn and corner, at the crossing of every stream or cut, the Major was by his side; and yet once or twice he whispered a caution to him to keep out of the way of the lights, more especially as they approached Dymchurch. When they came near the shore, and a number of men with lanterns issued forth to aid them from the various cottages in...show more

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  • Paperback | 164 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 9mm | 304g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236643860
  • 9781236643865