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Narrative of the Life and Sufferings of William B. Lighton; Containing an Interesting and Faithful Account of His Early Life (Paperback) Loot Price: R376
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Narrative of the Life and Sufferings of William B. Lighton; Containing an Interesting and Faithful Account of His Early Life...
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Narrative of the Life and Sufferings of William B. Lighton; Containing an Interesting and Faithful Account of His Early Life (Paperback)

William Beebey Lighton

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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. 1846. Excerpt: ... CHAPTER VIII. "art thou then Desolate of friends 1" As the bent bough, relieved of the obnoxious weight that made it droop to earth, springs back to its original position, and yields gracefully to the passing breeze, so ray mind, freed from the shadows of the prison walls, and from the weight of a tedious confinement, rejoiced in its own wonderful elasticity; it filled almost to bursting with tumultuous joys; it felt emotions indescribable by language--emotions only to be conceived by those who have experienced them; it was a storm of bliss. After my companion joined me, we hastily passed out of the city, and without alarm or discovery we reached the suburbs. Here we crossed the river on the ice, which, though it was the 25th of April, (1825, ) was still passed by teams. While on the ice, the doctor fell upon his knees, and offered his thanks to Divine Providence for our deliverance. Though I felt equally grateful, I was too anxious to consummate our escape to follow his example, but kept running on, praising God by the way. Such was the mingling of fear and animation, that I scarcely knew what I did: sometimes I hurried the doctor, who, being somewhat advanced in years, could not keep pace with my buoyant footsteps; then I ran on before him, and beckoned him to follow; and again I jumped, laughed, talked, and sung, like one who has taken leave of his reason: frantic with joy, my mind could not retain its balance, The journey. Proceeds towards the back country. Travels as servant to the doctor. We determined to travel down the St. Lawrence, among the French population, partly because the circulation of news was very limited and slow in that direction, and partly because our pursuers would not probably suspect us of going by that route, but would naturally...

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Imprint: General Books LLC
Country of origin: United States
Release date: February 2012
First published: February 2012
Authors: William Beebey Lighton
Dimensions: 246 x 189 x 3mm (L x W x T)
Format: Paperback - Trade
Pages: 54
ISBN-13: 978-1-151-21521-5
Barcode: 9781151215215
Categories: Books
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LSN: 1-151-21521-X

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