The United States Democratic Review Volume 17

The United States Democratic Review Volume 17

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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. 1846 edition. Excerpt: ...after he had looked for a moment silently in the face of his visitor. He made a sign to the official, who brought a chair for Mr. Parr, and then withdrew. " You remember me, then T" asked the old man. " Perhaps you saw me this morning, and expected that I should come to you 1" " I saw you---I remembered you--I knew you would come to me," answered the prisoner in a hollow voice. " There are signs of an angry and avenging Providence that cannot be disregarded. I need not say the present is one of these." " You have much to explain," resumed Mr. Parr, " concerning the mystery of this morning. I tremble now to think of it. What I saw more than twenty years since appeared again palpably before my eyes. I seemed again to behold the lifeless form of m friend---of your brother! I deemed it but avision---a chimera of the imagination. When I came back into the room, the bod was covered. might have deceive myself; but when I saw you--changed--and yet still-----" "A living damnation!" interrupted the prisoner. " You have a right Y frightfu visitor, who knew not what a stonn raged in the bosom of the wretched man, Morton rose from his seat, which he had not before quitted, and placed a. flask of wine and glasses on the table. Then he threw himself again on his seat, and fixed his eyes intently on Parr. " I need no refreshment, Morton, if you so call yourself now," said the old man. " I crave only to know how the sight I have to-day witnessed bears relation to the occurrence so many years past." " What care I for your craving?" cried the prisoner roughly, while a terrible smile fiitted across his emaciated countenance. " I...
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  • Paperback | 266 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 14mm | 481g
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236750535
  • 9781236750532