Thrown Together; A Story Volume 2

Thrown Together; A Story Volume 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. 1872 edition. Excerpt: ...other feeling. She turned away without a word, and closed the door behind her. We need not follow the poor little thing upstairs, nor through the evening that followed, when, as night closed in, all her fears returned with redoubled intensity. All hope of the Doctor coming was over. She went to her bed-room as soon as Mervyn had gone down to dessert. She did not communicate her anxieties to him; perhaps she feared to give them expression. She felt so tired when she had undressed, that she lay down on the bed to rest for a few minutes before going to Totty. It was one of those oppressive, thundery evenings, that come sometimes in October. She was overdone by excitement and bad nights, and she fell asleep directly. She was awakened some hours after by the roll of distant thunder. She started up, wondering what it was, and dismayed to find she had been to sleep, and that now it was too late to go to Totty. But it is not the thunder which causes such an expression of terror to come over her face. There is a sound above the distant rumble to which she listens with a beating heart. It is the loud ringing of the nursery-bell! Again and again it peals, and it is followed by a stir and commotion in the house. realised---Totty is taken ill; and now it is night, and the doctor is far away! With a beating heart she springs out of bed, crying, "Oh! why didn't they listen to me? Why wouldn't they believe what I said?" Vague ideas of running as she was over fields and meadows to fetch him pass through her brain: who would be so fleet as she? There is no feeling of triumph in the poor child's breast that the event has proved her right, and that she is justified in her forebodings. No--only a deadly fear. She gropes her way...show more

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  • Paperback | 48 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 3mm | 104g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236904869
  • 9781236904867