Wave Upon Wave

Wave Upon Wave

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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. 1873 edition. Excerpt: ...but I don't think that you will be hard upon a repentant sinner." The words were frank and fair enough, and I began to accuse myself of some hardness of heart. Perhaps, after all, Lewis had sown his wild oats, and was going to prove himself a respectable character. And yet I doubted the sidelong glance of the black eyes, and disliked the ever-ready smile. Days wore on, and it became evident that my cousin was come to take up his abode with us. A black box of considerable size, and some few other belongings, were brought to the house, and nurse and Susan got ready the spare bedroom for his use. He devoted himself to his father, and his company seemed to have great charms for the captain. In fact, when the first shock of the sudden return was over, my uncle welcomed his son with almost childish tenderness, and appeared to have forgotten all the sorrow that Lewis's sins had caused him. "I suppose it is all right," I said to nurse, as my cousin's influence in the household grew more and more apparent. "Yet I think my uncle should have tested the reality of his reformation before he suffered him to gain such power. Do you not see that Lewis's will is becoming our law?" "Yes, I do see it," she answered; "and I agree with you that the master is not doing wisely. But Captain Jerrold is an old man, Miss Annie; and I have fancied of late that he is not so sharp-sighted as he used to be." This was too true. The captain was indeed visibly losing his mental vigour, and the change in him became more evident after Lewis's arrival. Had that shock of seeing so suddenly his lost son really weakened his mind? I am inclined to think that it did; for, to him, Lewis must have appeared like one risen from the grave....show more

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  • Paperback | 46 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 3mm | 100g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 123678782X
  • 9781236787828