Zigzag Journeys in the White City; With Visits to the Neighboring Metropolis

Zigzag Journeys in the White City; With Visits to the Neighboring Metropolis

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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. 1894 edition. Excerpt: ... of it--the dog had been so faithful. I decided I would have Searle put a rope on his collar, and would leave him in the evening in the office of the inn with him, and so steal away from him unknown. I did so, --and if ever I felt like a coward, it was then. "Five years passed, when one November day I received a letter. My old friends, the Whites, had remembered me, and they invited me to spend Thanksgiving with them at Green Harbor. "Wife's folks lived in the old town of Dedham, and she urged me to accept the invitation, as she wished to go with me to Dedham. Her folks were getting old--but, poor woman, they outlived her. "So I secured a driver to take my place for a few weeks, and we set out together for Boston and Dedham. One day, late in November, I left my wife among her folks, and set out, intending to walk over to Weymouth to see some friends, and there to take the stage for Marshfield. "I had expected to start in the morning and make a day of it, but I was delayed until the afternoon. It was delightful Indian summer weather, and I did not mind a night walk, as I could rest in Weymouth. "' Don't stop at the Phantom inn, ' said my wife, as we parted. "' I sha'n't stop at no phantom inns, ' said I, ' if I expect to reach Randolph to-night. There will no acorns sprout under my feet.' "' But, ' said my wife's mother, 'they do tell strange stories still about those woods. Are you armed?' "' Yes, as much as I ever am.' "' But you used to keep a dog.' "I stalked away, laughing. "Nightfall overtook me on the border of the old Dcdham woods. "I remember the strange mysterious feeling that came over me as I entered the shadow of the pines of that lonely road among the skeleton trees. I...show more

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  • Paperback | 72 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 4mm | 145g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236972198
  • 9781236972194