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The Argosy (Volume 17) (Paperback) Loot Price: R678 Discovery Miles 6 780
The Argosy (Volume 17) (Paperback): Henry Wood, Mrs. Henry Wood
The Argosy (Volume 17) (Paperback): Henry Wood, Mrs. Henry Wood

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The Argosy (Volume 17) (Paperback)

Henry Wood, Mrs. Henry Wood

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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. 1874. Excerpt: ... THE ARGOSY. JANUARY i, 1874. IN THE DEAD OF NIGHT. CHAPTER I. OVER THE CLIFF. AHOT, windless August day had settled down into a dull, brooding evening, presageful of a coming storm. It was nearly dark by the time Lionel Dering was ready to turn his face homeward. The tide was coming in with an ominous muffled roar; the wind, unfelt all day, was now blowing in fitful puffs from various points of the compass, so that the weathercock on the green, in front of the Silver Lion, was more undecided than usual, and did not know its own mind for two minutes at a time. The boatmen were busy with their tiny craft, making everything fast for the night; and the bathing men were dragging their machines high and dry beyond reach of the incoming tide. Many of the excursionists--those with families chiefly--were already making their way towards the railway station; but others there were who seemed bent on keeping up their merriment to the last moment. These latter could be seen through the wide-open windows of the Silver Lion, footing it merrily on the club-room floor, to the music of two wheezy fiddles. A few minutes later there comes a warning whistle from the engine. The music stops suddenly; the quadrille is left unfinished; pipes are laid aside; glasses are quickly emptied; and the lads and lasses, with many a shout and burst of laughter, rush helter-skelter across the green, to find their places in the train. "We shall have a rough night, Ben," said Mr. Dering to a man who was coming up from the beach. "Yes, sir, there's a storm brewin' fast," answered Ben, carrying a finger to his forehead. "If I was you, Mr. Dering," he added, "I VOL. XVII. B wouldn't go over the cliffs to-night. It ain't safe after dark, and the storm '11 break afore you get home." But Mr. Dering...

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Imprint: General Books LLC
Country of origin: United States
Release date: February 2012
First published: February 2012
Authors: Henry Wood • Mrs. Henry Wood
Dimensions: 246 x 189 x 11mm (L x W x T)
Format: Paperback - Trade
Pages: 212
ISBN-13: 978-1-154-32871-4
Barcode: 9781154328714
Categories: Books
LSN: 1-154-32871-6

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