Where the Rail Runs Now

Where the Rail Runs Now

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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. 1876 edition. Excerpt: ...said he. "Now you drive me to Carpingham Station as soon as you can. I must catch the early train for town, and shall be back with you in the evening with a charm that will raise the wedding ring--ha, ha! the marriage certificate, that will make the good-looking young man with the banjo, which you say he plays so nicely, one bone and one flesh with the tall young lady you so kindly brought away from the nasty ruin four years ago." He laughed heartily at his own joke. I was sick of him and his jokes. "Now you must meet me at Carpingham on the arrival of the train this evening," he continued; " and you must have a boat to wait for me on the river at the abbey--a good, stout boat; and you must come with me a-sailing to-night, if you are not afraid of your lungs. I can't play nicely on the banjo, I admit, but we may pass a pleasant time in the boat for all that; and if that happy pair are not united by the time we get ashore, there is no chance for them; they must live apart all their days, and you will have no evidence to bring forward but that of your own memory." "I shall do nothing unless you explain your meaning," said I in a determined tone. "I'll explain all to your satisfaction to-night," he answered; and though I did my best to get his plans from him, I quite failed in my attempts. He kept on making his jests about the marriage certificate till my patience was worn out, and if we had not just then reached Carpingham, I might have said something that, if not hurtful to him, would certainly have seemed so to any less thick-skinned being. But his feelings had long since become insult-proof, as men by constant working with hard substances have their hands made hard. I was really uncertain...show more

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  • Paperback | 54 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 3mm | 113g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236875877
  • 9781236875877