Works of Maurus Jokai Volume 2

Works of Maurus Jokai Volume 2

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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. 1899 edition. Excerpt: ... the head of the master of the house. And he too was in an excellent humour, and his face beamed, though he drank far less of wine than usual. Evening had now fallen. The heydukes brought in large candelabras, the clinking of glasses went on uninterruptedly. At that moment the rumbling of a carriage was audible in the courtyard. The fiscal had returned from his mission--but alone. Master Jock sank back dejectedly in his chair when he learnt from the mouth of the messenger that Abellino really could not come, because he was sick; but he had sent what he had promised, all the same--a birthday gift to his dear uncle, with the hearty wish that he might find his greatest joy therein. It was as much as six strapping fellows could do to bring in the long box which contained the birthday gift, and they hauled it on to the table so that all the guests might see it. The four ends of the box were fastened down by strong iron clamps, and these had first to be removed with the aid of strong pincers. What could be in this box? The guests laid their heads together about it, but not one of them could guess. Suddenly all four clamps burst asunder, the four sides of the box fell aside in four different directions, and there on the table stood--a covered coffin! A cry of indignation resounded from every corner of the room. A pretty present for a seventieth birthday I A black coffin covered with a velvet pall; at the head of it the ancient escutcheon of the KArpathy family, and on the side, picked out with large silver nails, the name--J-o-h-n K-d-r-p-d-t-h-y. Horror sealed every mouth, only a wail of grief was audible--a heavy, sobbing cry, like that of a wild beast stricken to the heart. It came from the lips of old John Karpdthy, who had thus been so more

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  • Paperback | 100 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 5mm | 195g
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236535901
  • 9781236535900