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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...
|Country of origin:
Emma Dorothy Eliza Nevitte Southworth
||246 x 189 x 10mm (L x W x T)
||Paperback - Trade
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