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David Alden's Daughter and Other Stories of Colonial Times (Paperback) Loot Price: R261 Discovery Miles 2 610
David Alden's Daughter and Other Stories of Colonial Times (Paperback): Jane Goodwin Austin
David Alden's Daughter and Other Stories of Colonial Times (Paperback): Jane Goodwin Austin

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David Alden's Daughter and Other Stories of Colonial Times (Paperback)

Jane Goodwin Austin

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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. 1893. Excerpt: ... WEECKED AND RESCUED. It was a dark night of December, 1790, and the clock in the study of Rev. Isaac Hepworth, the clergyman of a New England seacoast town, had already struck the hour of twelve, when that divine finished and laid within his desk the sermon on which he had been too busily engaged to note the lapse of time. Late as was the hour, the Rev. Isaac did not immediately retire to sleep, choosing rather to rest his weary brain and relax his constrained muscles by an idle half hour beside the cheerful fire. So, throwing on another log, he wheeled round his study chair, settled himself comfortably therein, and placed his slippered feet upon the fender. "A-h This is comfort " murmured the Rev. Isaac Hepworth, neatly folding the skirts of his dressing-gown across his knees. Some fifteen minutes of intense quiet passed, and the clergyman, succumbing to the united temptations of fire, chair, and weariness, was dropping into a luxurious doze when he was suddenly and thoroughly aroused by a low tap upon his study window. Springing to his feet a little nervously, Mr. Hepworth drew aside the curtain and peered out. A man's face, dimly visible in the darkness, was pressed close to the glass, and met the clergyman's astonished gaze with a reassuring nod. "Oh, Jarvis, is it you? Wait, and I'll let you in." Jarvis nodded again, and, falling back into the gloom, went round to the door, which Mr. Hepworth had opened very quietly, that he might not disturb his sleeping household. "Well, Jarvis, what's the matter?" asked he, anxiously, when the two were shut into the snug little study. "Why, something very queer's the matter, sir, and I 'm right glad I found you up, for, according to my reckoning, the fewer that's let into it the better; and as soon as I see the l...

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Imprint: General Books LLC
Country of origin: United States
Release date: February 2012
First published: February 2012
Authors: Jane Goodwin Austin
Dimensions: 246 x 189 x 4mm (L x W x T)
Format: Paperback - Trade
Pages: 76
ISBN-13: 978-1-150-65780-1
Barcode: 9781150657801
Categories: Books
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LSN: 1-150-65780-4

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