Cecily; A Tale Of The English Reformation

Paperback | February 8, 2012

byEmma Leslie

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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.1881 Excerpt: ... TWO men were travelling along the same flat stretch of road to which our readers were introduced in the opening chapter of this story, but the landscape looked bare and desolate in the wintry sunshine of that February day. They both wore leather jerkins and the coarse clothes of farm servants, but the taller of the two wore his hat slouched over his face, and his head drooped, so that it was not easy for any chance passenger to see his countenance. As they drew near the manor-house Master Audley appeared at the gate, and then one of the men said in a loud tone, ' Sir, have you got a job of work you can give a poor knave I Ve just picked up "on the road? This is our master I was telling you about,' he said, turning to his companion, 'and yonder 's our parish priest, good Father Ambrose.' The traveller bent in lowly reverence to the priest as he passed, but contrived to keep his face concealed, while Master Audley and the priest exchanged distant courtesies. 'What can the knave do?' asked Master Audley; 'there isn't much work going now, and in these hard times, what with bad harvests and--' But there was no need to proceed further with the grumbling, for the priest was beyond hearing, and there was no one else to be seen; and in a very different tone Master Audley said fervently, 'God bless you, Hodge Watkins!--God for ever bless you for this day's work!' and he would have grasped a hand of each, but Hodge whispered cautiously; 'Don't spoil it, master. The work isn't done yet, and some one may be about. You go on, and let Master Scrope follow behind, and don't turn to speak to him until you get indoors.' Then, turning to his fellow traveller, he said, for the benefit of any chance eavesdropper, 'Well, now, you 'd better take the offer--a good meal, and a nigh...

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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.1881 Excerpt: ... TWO men were travelling along the same flat stretch of road to which our readers were introduced in the opening chapter of this ...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:68 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.14 inPublished:February 8, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217456359

ISBN - 13:9780217456357

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