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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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William Beebey Lighton
||246 x 189 x 3mm (L x W x T)
||Paperback - Trade
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