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The Lady of the Isle; A Romance from Real Life (Paperback) Loot Price: R519
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The Lady of the Isle; A Romance from Real Life (Paperback): Emma Dorothy Eliza Nevitte Southworth

The Lady of the Isle; A Romance from Real Life (Paperback)

Emma Dorothy Eliza Nevitte Southworth

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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. 1859 edition. Excerpt: ...The lady lifted her large mournful eyes to the face of her faithful attendant, and without a word arose to accompany her to the house. Old Amphy had tea ready in the parlor, and soon after it was served and cleared away, Lady Montressor retired to her chamber and dismissed her attendant for the night. Old Amphy complaining of fatigue from having set up later than usual upon the preceding night, took leave and departed. Susan, also, from loss of rest, was very tired and sleepy, so she fastened up the house, put out the fire, said her prayers and went to bed. But with the darkness of solitude, and the silence, returned her superstitious terrors. She shut her eyes, and then, not content with that safegaurd against spectral sights, she drew the bed-clothes tightly over her head. But Susan had capacious lungs that required a good supply of fresh air, and so the sense of being half-suffocated grew so intolerable that she was forced to uncover her face for the purpose of breathing. But she kept her eyelids closed. Good angels how solitary, how silent, and how dark it was She could not see the darkness, but like the silence and the solitude, she felt it, in the core of her heart, and quaked with vague terror. It was long before she could quiet herself. At last, however, she fell asleep. How long she had slept she did not know, for sleepers take no account of time; and why she awoke, she could not tell, for dreamers are not always cognizant of causes;--but as she awoke, she thoughtlessly opened her eyes, turned over, faced the uncurtained window, and saw the half-obscured, star-lighted sky, the level table-land with its sentinel trees--the graveyard, with its gleaming spectral-like tombstones, and there--oh, Heaven of Heavens --the gliding form of the...

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Imprint: Rarebooksclub.com
Country of origin: United States
Release date: July 2012
First published: July 2012
Authors: Emma Dorothy Eliza Nevitte Southworth
Dimensions: 246 x 189 x 10mm (L x W x T)
Format: Paperback - Trade
Pages: 182
ISBN-13: 978-1-151-19862-4
Categories: Books
LSN: 1-151-19862-5
Barcode: 9781151198624

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