The Story of Martin Coe

The Story of Martin Coe

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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. 1906 edition. Excerpt: ...and a little way up the hill was the Allen house, and beyond that, the Long Hill school-house, just as they look this mornin'. And the logs were coming down and pilin' up against the abutments and slippin' under the bridge. " I-can almost see her in her little green dress, all flared out around the bottom in the way they wore 'em then, and the prim little bonnet. Oh, she was a pretty slip of a girl, fresh and sweet as the spring flowers she carried. She had been out in the woods early and picked a bunch of hepaticas and blood-root and arbutus for him. They stopped in the middle of the bridge, and I saw him fish out his jack-knife, and begin whittlin'. Pretty soon I saw the stage come swingin' down the Long Hill, and I sidled across the road, not wantin' to-be in the way when this was the very last minute they could be by themselves. " He came on ahead, and left her standing there in the middle of the bridge, and we climbed aboard, and as we drove off she came as far as the steps of the toll-keeper's cottage and stood there wavin' her handkerchief till a bend in the road hid her from us. " There's the initials, and the true lovers' knot, and the date, just as he whittled them. And that true lovers' knot ain't never been untied! " Captain Tilson leaned against the rail and stared down into the whispering river. So real the story seemed to Martin that he half expected to see a youth and maiden in quaint, old-fashioned garb appear in the long vista of the bridge and live again the heart-breaking drama of farewell, w-hose hero had been dust for more than forty years. "I never heard anything like that, Captain," he said softly....show more

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  • Paperback | 84 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 4mm | 168g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236737520
  • 9781236737526