The Whiteboy

The Whiteboy

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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. 1884 edition. Excerpt: ...leaves, and young bright look, as it stood beside a sturdy but grovelling oak which extended its thick and lumpish trunk first in one direction, then in another--had seemed the young Apollo of trees. It was wonderful to see the white light shimmer and shiver amid the sapful branches, which in an instant it blasted, and burnt, and tossed to the storm as unworthy of further trouble, peeling the bark off the bleeding body, and then leaping from its prey to the rook, which it shattered into a thousand fragments, that went hurling and tumbling into the valley below. While the Spirit of the Clouds, so fierce and mysterious, so abrupt and all powerful, was buried fathoms deep in the mountain, impregnating the air with a dense and suffocating vapour, Murtogh raised himself a little on his elbow, and with his right-hand crossed himself on both brow and breast, and then resumed his position. The storm now changed into a hurricane of wind and rain. The torrent poured and whirled in such a manner, that the glensman could discern nothing beneath but drifts upon drifts of rain and mist--clouds of water in perpetual movement, now of a deep lead colour, and then of a pale gray--on and on they swept, impelled by the rushing winds. "What a dreadful storm, Murtogh!" said the gentleman, folding his cotamore still more olosely round him, chilled by the damp raw air, and so oppressed by the state of the atmosphere and liis own peculiar situation, as to be scarcely able to breathe 9 "what a dreadful storm, Murtogh! is it often as bad as this?" Murtogh rolled himself over and over, so as to get nearer his companion, and answered, "Dis is noting, Sir--a little fire and noise, and some fog." "Why, look at that tree," more

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  • Paperback | 154 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 8mm | 286g
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236924010
  • 9781236924018