The Strange Story at Lee

The Strange Story at Lee

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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. 1887 edition. Excerpt: ...with a mocking intonation, "must is never a nice word for a lady to use, there's something too arbitrary about it; I shall try to teach you better manners, my dear, its my duty." And letting go her hands, he caught her round the waist. Wild with terror and disgust, Jacynth struggled desperately to release herself, but it was like the efforts of a fly enclosed in a steel net; her breath was coming in laboured gasps, her brain was swimming. Just then a sound reached her ears, a thrice-blessed sound. "I hear a horse," she cried, " thank God, oh! thank God." In truth at that moment there was a sound of a horse's feet coming leisurely up the hill from Lee; the man heard it as well as Jacynth, he let her go hastily, and ran off at his topmost speed, muttering an oath as he went. He left the road, and struck across the common on the side away from the sea, and was soon out of sight. As for Jacynth, she did not pause to watch any of his movements, she was far too frightened and excited for that; the moment she felt herself free she flew down the road towards Lee, full of an indistinct longing to reach the shelter of her home. She had not gone many yards, however, when she ran right up against a horse, making him start in a way which would have unseated any but a practised rider; the girl stopped in her headlong career, and recognized the voice of Mr. Chichester, as he asked. "My good woman, who are you; Why are you running in this wild way? Is anything the matter?" But Jacynth was in no condition, at first, to answer his questions, she could only sob and utter incoherent, disjointed words. He dismounted, and then when he looked nearer at her in the indistinct light, he found out to his astonishment, that this...show more

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  • Paperback | 54 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 3mm | 113g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236645081
  • 9781236645081