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The Light of Parnell (Paperback) Loot Price: R401 Discovery Miles 4 010
The Light of Parnell (Paperback): John W Appel
The Light of Parnell (Paperback): John W Appel

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The Light of Parnell (Paperback)

John W Appel

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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. 1916. Excerpt: ... CHAPTER XV HIGH up in her tower Rose Sheldon sat, day ofter day, picking lint. The youth of the land, the flower and hope of the country, lay bleeding and mangled in the army hospitals. They needed lint, bandages, medicine, nursing--and the patriotic women of America responded nobly to the appeal. Those who witnessed it will never forget the scenes--mothers and daughters picking, picking, picking lint, with eyes blinded with tears, for the relief of the misery and suffering of loved ones in hospitals and prisons. As this one of the many plied her fingers, her mind was far away in the camp and on the march. During the last few days she had seen bands of refugees in the fastnesses of the mountains. Farmers were driving Northward their cattle and stock and valuables of every description. The roads were lined with deserters and stragglers hastening to places of safety. Everyone who could do it was fleeing from the Rebels, who were reported everywhere and anywhere, but always close at hand. Rose Sheldon heard these reports and saw these movements; but her mind was at the front. Her anxiety was whether there would be a battle, and if so, would Tom Webster be in it. His brief letter lay at her side, telling her of the captured despatch, of his journey to Harrisburg, of Col. C 's words about John Brown, of the general expectation of a decisive battle, and finally, --in spite of her words of prohibition, for she must be relenting now, --of his undying love and devotion which, he assured her, grew deeper and stronger day by day, and she held his happiness in her hands. One day suddenly a low, distinct, prolonged boom fell upon her ears. It was like the rumbling of thunder, far away over the mountains; as she had often heard it before the storm clouds appeared on the ...


Imprint: General Books LLC
Country of origin: United States
Release date: February 2012
First published: February 2012
Authors: John W Appel
Dimensions: 246 x 189 x 3mm (L x W x T)
Format: Paperback - Trade
Pages: 58
ISBN-13: 978-1-150-02118-3
Barcode: 9781150021183
Categories: Books
LSN: 1-150-02118-7

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