The Witch-Finder; Or, the Wisdom of Our Ancestors, by the Author of 'The Lollards'. by T. Gaspey

The Witch-Finder; Or, the Wisdom of Our Ancestors, by the Author of 'The Lollards'. by T. Gaspey

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1858 edition. Excerpt: ...the distance he had rode that he must have reached the place of his destination. He began to suspect that he should profit little from the assistance of his guide, and his apprehensions were confirmed when the latter declared it was utterly out of his power to tell where they were. Albert was afflicted at hearing this acknowledgment He however breathed no reproach. He sincerely admitted the difficulty of distinguishing the road intended to be taken; and only regretted that when first bewildered lie had not retraced his steps. But the question was, what ought he to do in his then situation. He little liked the idea of remaining where lie was till day should return; and if he ventured to move at all he might journey from the point which he wished to approach. His fellow-wanderer professed utter inability to speak with certainty as to the road which would conduct them to Southgate, but he inclined to the opinion that they were on the right track. Hoping that this conjecture was not erroneous, Albert kept on. The other went slower than he had done, but evinced no disposition to change his course. He had now become remarkably taciturn, and spoke not but when compelled by a question from Albert. They had been several hours in company, and Albert, with infinite vexation, found himself as completely at a loss as if he had been plunged into the deepest mazes of a forest in an unknown land. He began to reflect that if he were to reach Southgate at that period of the night, he might not easily find the party by whom he had been expected at an earlier hour. He judged it was late, and demanded of his companion, "Know you the time, friend?" "Not precisely. I only know that it is long after midnight, and I thought the bell struck one a short more

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