The Word and the Will; A Novel Volume 1

The Word and the Will; A Novel Volume 1

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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. 1890 edition. Excerpt: ...their reflections on another theme, had prevented them from noticing that the tide, with the wind's help, was coming in much more quickly than usual. The rock had been their shelter, indeed, but a most treacherous one, and was only too likely to prove their gravestone. Hand in hand--for to stand alone, much more to move, in the face of the gale that was now blowing, was almost impossible--the two girls threaded their way, as quickly as they could, among the great boulders; but they now found themselves opposed by another element: the spray was blown in blinding sheets, and where the way had before been dry spring of the incoming tide, but water torn from the tops of the waves--through which they had to wade. It was difficult to see before them through the flying foam; but they pressed onward with desperate haste towards the Head, the summit of which was a landmark that could not be mistaken. The question which each put to herself was, Was the gully between it and them still passable? But in their sinking hearts they knew that it was not. The tide was wont to sweep through it like a millrace, long before it reached the rocks they were now passing, and which were already half surrounded by the sea. The prospect--literally the prospect--before them was terrible. All the features of it, which, had they been in safety, two hundred yards at most to the westward, would have caused their admiration, had assumed a menacing and abhorrent air. Nature had become terrible to them, for she was hungry for their lives. The threatening thunder of the surf; the malignant hiss of the wave as it drew back to gather volume for another onslaught; the blue there were already great pools--not as yet the off sky that smiled so contemptuously upon their...show more

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  • Paperback | 46 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 3mm | 100g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236977262
  • 9781236977267