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Kavanagh, a Tale (Paperback) Loot Price: R270
Discovery Miles 2 700
Kavanagh, a Tale (Paperback): Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

Kavanagh, a Tale (Paperback)

Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

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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.1849 Excerpt: ... XX. Meanwhile, things had gone on very quietly and monotonously in Mr. Churchill's family. Only one event, and that a mysterious one, had disturbed its serenity. It was the sudden disappearance of Lucy, the pretty orphan girl; and as the booted centipede, who had so much excited Mr. Churchill's curiosity disappeared at the same time, there was little doubt that they had gone away together. But whither gone, and wherefore remained a mystery. Mr. Churchill, also, had had his profile, and those of his wife and children, taken, in a very humble style, by Mr. Bantam, whose advertisement he had noticed on his way to school nearly a year before. His own was considered the best, as a work of art. The face was cut out entirely; the collar of the coat velvet; the shirt-collar very ligh and white; and the top of his head ornamented with a crest of hair turning up in front, though his own turned down;--which slight deviation from nature was explained and justified by the painter as a licence allowable in art. One evening, as he was sitting down to begin for at least the hundredth time the great romance;--subject of so many resolves and so much remorse, so often determined upon but never begun;--a loud knock at the street-door, which stood wide open, announced a visitor. Unluckily, the study-door was likewise open; and consequently, being in full view, he found it impossible to refuse himself; nor, in fact, would he have done so, had all the doors been shut and bolted;--the art of refusing one's self being at that time but imperfectly understood in Fairmeadow. Accordingly, the visitor was shown in. He announced himself as Mr. Hathaway. Passing through the village, he could not deny himselt the pleasure of calling on Mr. Churchill, whom he knew by his writings in the per...


Imprint: General Books LLC
Country of origin: United States
Release date: February 2012
First published: February 2012
Authors: Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
Dimensions: 246 x 189 x 2mm (L x W x T)
Format: Paperback - Trade
Pages: 34
ISBN-13: 978-1-151-69417-1
Categories: Books > Humanities > History
Books > Humanities > History > General
Books > History > General
LSN: 1-151-69417-7
Barcode: 9781151694171

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