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1865 Excerpt: ...murder " and Mary Quince, frightened half out of
her wits, by my side. I could not think what was going on.' It was
plainly something most horrible, for Mrs. Rusk's screams pealed one
after the other unabated, though with a muffled sound, as if the
door was shut upon her; and by this time the bells of my father's
room were ringing madly.. ' "They are trying to murder him " I
cried, and I ran along the gallery to his door, followed by Mary
Quince, whose white face I shall never forget, though her
entreaties only sounded like unmeaning noises in my ears. "Here
help, help, help " r I cried, trying to force open the door.. I '
"Shove it, shove it, for God's sake he's across it," cried Mrs.
Rusk's voice from within;"drive it in. I can't move him." I
strained all I could at the door, but inefi'ectually. We heard
steps approaching. The men were running to the spot, and shouting
as they did so----'."Never mind; hold' on a bit; here we are; all
right," and the like. We drew back, as they came up. We were in no
condition to be seen. We listened, however, at my open door.. Then
came the straining and bumping at the door. Mrs. Rusk's voice
subsided to a sort of wailing; the men were talking all together,
and I suppose the door Uuvle Silas. I. 11 opened, for I heard some
of the voices, on a sudden, as if in the room, and then came a
strange lull, and talking in very low tones, and not much even of
that. "What is it, Mary? what can it be?" I ejaculated, not knowing
what horror to suppose. And now, with a counterpane about my
shoulders, I called loudly and imploringly, in my horror, to know
what had happened. But I heard only the subdued and eage...
|Country of origin:
Joseph Sheridan Lefanu
||246 x 189 x 4mm (L x W x T)
||Paperback - Trade
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