A Match in the Dark

Paperback | January 30, 2012

byGeorge Rose

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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. 1879. Excerpt: ... CHAPTER XVII. fl ARC-LINE, closely followed by Burton, was conducted by the old woman, whom the sight of the money had evidently softened, across a filthy courtyard through a doorway, and up a staircase into a long gallery in which there was no furniture except a solitary table and a sort of divan along the wall. "Mercy on us, what a place! Law, mum, you'll ketch your death!" said Burton, "and nothink but this brick floor; surely there's a bedroom somewheres about I" The aspect of the room was as though at one time it had been handsomely furnished, as there were the remnants of hangings at the windows, and traces of decoration discernible on the walls and ceiling. The windows were large; the shutters being, except in one solitary instance, closed. "Make the best of it, Burton, for a few hours," said Caroline, looking round, " for I feel sure that this is the place of which the poor lady told me, and strongly suspect she is imprisoned here now." Caroline had, before starting, made a confidante of her attendant, relying on the kind heart of the woman for assistance, and knowing that the secret of the visit of mercy would be safe in her keeping. "I'm sure," said Burton, "I'd lose a week's rest to get any one out of such a hole as this; if it was only a dog as aint fit for no 'uman 'abitation, and them old people don't look 'uman, now do they, mum?" Just then the door opened, and the old woman appeared with a lamp in her hand, which she placed on the table and then withdrew, returning at once, followed by the man, who carried a mattress on his shoulder; having thrown which on the ground be disappeared, returning almost immediately with a second mattress. Having deposited that he once more retreated, brought in a couple of chairs, while the old woman was makin...

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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. 1879. Excerpt: ... CHAPTER XVII. fl ARC-LINE, closely followed by Burton, was conducted by the old woman, whom the sight of the money had evident...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:72 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.15 inPublished:January 30, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217152090

ISBN - 13:9780217152099

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