Clytia; A Romance Of The Sixteenth Century

Paperback | February 1, 2012

byGeorge Taylor

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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. 1884. Excerpt: ... CHAPTER XXII. An hour after the attack in the court-yard Lydia found herself lying on a bundle of straw that swarmed with vermin in a little room with grated windows. She felt a hard, bony hand applying a wet cloth to her forehead, and wanted to give her nurse a grateful glance, but the face she beheld was so horrible that she closed her weary lids in terror. "How did I come here?" she asked herself. She had a vague remembrance of having ridden in a cart and once, on opening her eyes, of having seen groups of citizens in the street who gazed after her in horror. The recollection of beholding before her the witch's tower on the rampart and being dragged along a dark passage still lingered in her mind like a troubled dream. "Well, I suppose you think I've nothing to do but wait on you," she now heard a harsh, grumbling voice scolding: "Go to the devil at once for aught I care, it will be best for you and us." While speaking she shook the poor fainting girl so violently that Lydia again recovered consciousness and started up in terror. The dirty woman before her resembled a vicious old dog that has a still more vicious master. One eye had been knocked out and the red face bore various traces of frequent abuse. "What must I do, what must I do?" moaned Lydia, trying to shake off the old hag's iron grip. "You must confess, confess at once that you are a witch, for if people like you are given time to think, the matter always drags on twice as long." "But I am not a witch,' sighed the exhausted girl. "They all say that, but haven't you been on the Holtermann at night?" "Yes," sobbed Lydia. "You see, you see." "I only wanted...." "Only wanted what. We know what people want on the Holtermann at night. Didn't you draw water from the well at sunrise on the day the h...

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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. 1884. Excerpt: ... CHAPTER XXII. An hour after the attack in the court-yard Lydia found herself lying on a bundle of straw that swarmed with verm...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:102 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.21 inPublished:February 1, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217191533

ISBN - 13:9780217191531

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