Tales, from the German, with Lithographic Sketches; By a Lady

Tales, from the German, with Lithographic Sketches; By a Lady

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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. 1827 edition. Excerpt: ..."God willing," said the forester, "I hope to be home again to-morrow sev'n-night. But, at any rate, t must celebrate the Christmas holidays with you." "God grant us peace!" said Mrs. Grunewald. "Watch and pray," replied the forester, "and rely upon God: --He will ordain things as is best." They all accompanied them to the door of the house. It N was still night; not a gleam of the morning dawn was visible. But they went cheerfully on their way, though the night was cold and stormy. All those who were left behind, were much occupied in thinking on the travellers; especially on the good father. The first eight days, however, they thought on them with comfort; but when day after day passed on, and they did not appear; they became extremely uneasy; especially as the weather was very bad and stormy; and it rained almost incessantly. "Ah!" said they, --"Christian, strong as he is, will have enough to do to withstand this! But how will his father be able to bear it f" Thus did a second week pass in care and sorrow. In addition to this trouble, a huntsman belonging to the superintendant, had brought an official letter, shortly after the departure of the two foresters. Mrs. Grunewald did not venture to open it; but she feared that it contained no good news; for the huntsman had said, (contemptuously, ) "What folly for the old man and his son to be running off to the Prince. The superintendant knows what he is about. They will effect nothing; and they will return home with shame and contempt." Every member of the house prayed continually for their safe return; and that they might meet with a gracious reception from the Prince. Chap. Ml. l- the midsts of these mournful...
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  • Paperback | 26 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 1mm | 68g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236607821
  • 9781236607829