Borderland; A Country-town Chronicle by Jessie FothergillBorderland; A Country-town Chronicle by Jessie Fothergill

Borderland; A Country-town Chronicle

byJessie Fothergill

Paperback | February 1, 2012

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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. 1887. Excerpt: ... CHAPTER XVIII. A WILD-GOOSE CHASE. It was nearly a fortnight later, and the dusk of evening crept over everything. From the window of her sitting-room, facing south, with a little inclination to west, Eleanor could catch a glimpse of the evening sky, but not of the setting sun itself, which came but little north of west at this time of the year. She could see the terraces, spreading downwards to the riverside, and she had a partial view of the stream itself, leaden in hue, but swift in the race. The tall, heavy trees stood motionless: one realized all the stateliness, and with it all the melancholy, of the place. For Thorsgarth had always been a melancholy house. Eleanor sat in the embrasure of the window, with a half-open book in her lap, It had grown too dark to read any longer, and she raised her eyes from the page and looked out. As the gloaming fell, the firelight gleamed out more strongly, but it did not reach as far as where she sat, and the cold light of the departing day was all that fell upon her face. Perhaps this cold light lent something to the impression of sadness, and even of sternness, which had overcast her countenance since she had come. Whether from that cause or from some other, it was quite certain that there was a certain expression of sternness upon her lips; the strength and resolution which lay beneath her ripe and gracious beauty had certainly stepped to the front. While she looked forth, with this expression deepening on her face, there came a short, heavy knock upon the door; before she had time to answer, the curtain was pushed aside, and Otho came in. "Otho!" she exclaimed, for it was the first time he had entered the room since her arrival. "Good afternoon," he said, glancing round. "What are you doing here, all alone?" "Re...
Title:Borderland; A Country-town ChronicleFormat:PaperbackDimensions:126 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.27 inPublished:February 1, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0217449441

ISBN - 13:9780217449441