Syrlin Volume 3

Syrlin Volume 3

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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. 1890 edition. Excerpt: ...their mother with a little laugh, as she sped onward towards the northern bank and turned into the narrow in-passage made by the little stream under the frosted boughs. Looking back she saw her sons already by the tent, their skates off and their hands filled with bonbons, which they were munching as squirrels munch nuts. "If I died to-morrow," she thought, "they would only be very pleased with the 'funeral baked meats' and the crape on their hats!" But she felt very far from death as the blood tingled in her limbs with the rarefied air, and the glittering icicles on the boughs were dashed in her face as she glided on following the curves of the stream. "Oh, leave me alone, I am so glad for once to be alone!" she said with involuntary warmth as one of the gentlemen at last reached her side. He was an old friend of her childhood, Lord Glastonbury, one of the many men who had loved her vainly. He was struck by the tone in which she spoke, hesitated a moment, looking wistfully at her, then obeyed her, and wheeled round to return to the lake. "Take care, that is all; the ice further on is untried," he said as he regretfully left her. He imagined that she was annoyed and disturbed, and wished for a few minutes' respite from the incessant demands on her of her many guests. "Poor Glassy!" she thought as she sped away from him. "He was always such a good creature, and never alfronted whatever one said to him." The way to the great river was long, but it seemed short to her as the leafless trees flew by her, and the sharp strong wind blew in her face and pierced through the furs she wore. The landscape was austere and chill, the silence was unbroken; all...show more

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  • Paperback | 64 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 3mm | 132g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236809041
  • 9781236809049