The Spectre of the Forest, or Annals of the Housatonic; A New-England Romance Volume 1-2

The Spectre of the Forest, or Annals of the Housatonic; A New-England Romance Volume 1-2

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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. 1823 edition. Excerpt: ...the Lord's goodness, that no new misfortune has overtaken the youth." " I hope not," answered Esther, with a voice which showed she was considerably the more agitated of the two. Mr. Devenart observed it. " I do not, my dear," said he, " wish to alarm you by the remark. It aroseonly from my extremeimpatience once more to behold in safety the youth who has come through so many dangers and tribulations, and who has fought the Lord's battles against the Heathen! I have no presen-' ti ment that an y thin g unfortunate hasiaken place." "I scarcely apprehend any misfortune," she replied. " Indeed I cannot correctly tell what agitates me. I think have felt rather unwell the whole afternoon;--but, uncle, l now perceive, through you opening between the trees, some travellers on horseback approaching down the river?" Mr. Devenart ran to the window, and directing his eyesin the course to which she pointed, became soon convinced that there were travellers not far off. In a few minutes they turned into the road that led towards the house. " It is, indeed, George, my son--thank the Lord of mercy!" cried Mr. Devenart, and he hastened out to meet the long-wished for youth. Esther remained a few minutes at the window; but her emotions of joy and gratitude would not permit her to remain long stationary. She felt a strong impulse to hasten also to meet the favourite of her heart; but a feeling of delicacy, altogether unaccountable to herself, restrained her. She involuntarily paced the room several times with a restless but joyful impatience. At length she saw Mr. Devenart descending the steps to the lower ground. The young man instantly threw himself off his...show more

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  • Paperback | 110 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 6mm | 213g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236829719
  • 9781236829719