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The Lone Adventure (Paperback) Loot Price: R434
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The Lone Adventure (Paperback): Halliwell Sutcliffe
The Lone Adventure (Paperback): Halliwell Sutcliffe

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The Lone Adventure (Paperback)

Halliwell Sutcliffe

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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.1911 Excerpt: ... CHAPTER IX THE STAY-AT-HOMES Winter is not always rough on the high moors of Lancashire. There are days when the wind creeps into hiding, and the sun comes up into a sky of blue and saffron, and the thrush begins to find his mating-note before its time. The gnats steal out from crannies in the walls, making pretence of a morris-dance along the slant rays of the sun; and everywhere there is a pleasant warmth and bustle, as if faith in this far-off summer, after all, had easily survived the east wind's spite. It was on such a day--the breeze soft from the west, and Pendle Hill all crimson in the sunset--that Rupert limped out from Windyhough on the crutch that Simon Foster had made for him. He had gone his round of the house--that empty round performed for duty's sake twice every day--and he was hungry for the smell of the open country. He hobbled up the pastures, as far as the rough lands where the moor and the intaken fields were fighting their old, unyielding battle--a feud as old as the day when the first heath-man drove his spade into the heather and began to win a scanty living from the wilderness for wife and bairns. Rupert, the dreamer, who had stood apart from life, had always found his sanctuary here, where the broken lands lay troubled, like himself, between the desert and the harvest. Instinct had led him here to-night, though weakness of body, never far from him, was trying once again to sap his courage. He looked across the moor, strong and comely in its winter nakedness. He watched a cock-grouse whirr across the crimson sun-rays. And then, with a sense of thanksgiving and security, he saw the round, stalwart bulk of Pendle Hill. There is something about Pendle--a legacy from the far-off fathers, may be--that goes deep to the heart of Lancashire...


Imprint: General Books LLC
Country of origin: United States
Release date: February 2012
First published: February 2012
Authors: Halliwell Sutcliffe
Dimensions: 246 x 189 x 7mm (L x W x T)
Format: Paperback - Trade
Pages: 128
ISBN-13: 978-1-150-97539-4
Barcode: 9781150975394
Categories: Books
LSN: 1-150-97539-3

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