A Turbulent Town; Or, the Story of the Arteveldts

A Turbulent Town; Or, the Story of the Arteveldts

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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. 1884 edition. Excerpt: ... of provisions would not go far towards sustaining a huge population for any length of time; still, it was an immediate and sensible relief, besides being a cheering evidence of kindly feeling and sympathy. Moreover, what had been done once might be done again; and men said that with leaders such as Ackerman and friends such as those who had been found in Brabant and Liege, Ghent would not readily be starved into submission. Great things were also hoped from the conference, which it was now settled should be held at Tournai, at Easter. Till that time, at least, it was calculated Ghent would be able to hold out--even should no further supplies of consequence be received. CHAPTER XV. DEAD OR ALIVE? DWARD DATCHETT'S returning consciousness was long obscured by a sense of hopeless bewilderment. Cold, wounded and half-drowned, he was powerless to move. After a time, feeling that the water was actually flowing over part of his body, he managed with an effort to drag himself a little way up the bank. Probably he fainted after this exertion, for it seemed as though a considerable interval had elapsed when he found himself vaguely wondering why it was so dark. No doubt the night had fallen, but had there ever been a night of such pitchy blackness! He turned his eyes upwards, trying to distinguish the outline of rock or bush against the sky, but no outline, however faint, could be traced. The thought came into his mind that perhaps he had been carried off a prisoner and thrust into some horrid subterranean dungeon. But no; he distinctly heard the stream rippling past, and when he groped about feebly with his hands, he found that he was lying on a bed of smooth gravel close beside a great rock. Then the terrible idea suggested itself that he had, in some...show more

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  • Paperback | 64 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 3mm | 132g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236530055
  • 9781236530059