The Waverley Novels Volume 6

The Waverley Novels Volume 6

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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. 1851 edition. Excerpt: ... fanatical ass," replied Varney; "let us now think how the alarm should be given, --the body is to remain where it is." But their wickedness was to be permitted no longer;---for, even while they were at this consultation, Tressilian and Raleigh broke in upon them, having obtained admittance by means of Tider and Foster's servant, whom they had secured at the villge. Anthony Foster fled on their entrance; and, knowing each corner and pass of the intricate old house, escaped all search. But Varney was taken on the spot; and, instead of expressing compunction for what he had done, seemed to take a fiendish pleasure in pointing out to them the remains of the murdered Countess, while at the same time he defied them to shew that he had any share in her death. The despairing grief of Tressilian, on viewing the mangled and yet warm remains of what had lately been so lovely and so beloved, was such, that Raleigh was compelled to have him removed from the place by force, while he himself assumed the direction of what was to be done. Varney, upon a second examination, made very little mystery either of the crime or of its motives; alleging, as a reason for his frankness, that though much of what he confessed could only have attached to him by suspicion, yet such suspicion would have been suflicient to deprive him of Leicester's confidence, and to destroy all his towering plans of ambition. "I was not born," he said, "to drag on the remainder of life a degraded outcast, ---nor will I so die, that my fate shall make a holiday to the vulgar herd."-From these words it was apprehended he had some design upon himselt', and he was carefully deprived of all means by which such could be carried into...show more

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  • Paperback | 368 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 19mm | 658g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • English
  • Illustrations, black and white
  • 1236890809
  • 9781236890801