Will Watch; From the Auto-Biography of a British Officer Volume 3

Will Watch; From the Auto-Biography of a British Officer Volume 3

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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. 1834 edition. Excerpt: ..." Tell me, are you bent on opposing to the last?Think of the slaughter, to which your determination will give rise! I cannot recommend you to give yourself up quietly, but if your own reason shall approve of such a course, I pledge my word to you, I will risk all that is dear and sacred upon earth, rather than your life shall be sacrificed.--That I can obtain this boon at the price of some more lenient penalty than death, I have scarcely the slightest doubt, but I confess to you it is the shadow of this doubt alone, which deters me from advising you to the step!" Watch looked down for a moment with a glance of fury at the troops below, but the fierce expression changed to the tender looks of apprehension and affection, as his eye caught the form of his poor mother, sitting forward on the most exposed point of the rough rocks below; her arms folded as if in sad despair upon her breast, and her gray hair gently lifted by the sea breeze from the shoulder knot of her old red coat. The cocked hat, and her other singular accoutrements, made her distinctly visible among the chalky mass, but beside her to my sorrow and surprise, stood a, couple of muskets, and the glancing of the sun on something round her person, shewed me that she wore a belt, stuck full of pistols. I watched the direction of VVill's eye with hope---the thoughts of his parent being exposed to the slaughter of a rude soldiery I saw came home; but as he put out his hand, and silently pressed mine, the agonized look which accompanied the action, smote me indeed to the heart! Beckoning to us to follow, he rushed rather than leaped towards his mother. Though it indeed required the utmost care, to take a single step with safety, I could not for my life, take my...show more

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  • Paperback | 94 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 5mm | 181g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236831756
  • 9781236831750