Douglass Farm; A Juvenile Story Of Life In Virginia

Paperback | May 20, 2014

byMary Emily Bradley

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1858 edition. Excerpt: ... plexed, she turned to her father for the solution of a mystery so painful. He had only waited for her conclusion of the letter, to furnish it, and directed her attention to the newspaper which lay beneath her hand. There she saw upon its very first page, in large, distinct letters, the words, " Terrible Railroad Accident" And then she knew! It was with a strong effort that she repressed the wild cry which sprang to her lips, "Laurence has been killed!" But she kept it down, and quivering in every nerve with the sick horror, ran over the long column of details before her. At last, after hurrying past scenes of terror and agony which at any other time would have appalled her, but which now in her trembling excitement she gave no thought to, she reached this parapraph: "Amongst the unclaimed and unrecognized bodies, is one of a youth apparently sixteen or seventeen years old, tall and slight, with dark, curling hair, and regular, finely-cut features. He was well-dressed, and evidently belonged to the better class of society, but no letters or papers about his person gave evidence of his name or residence. The only clue to his identity was found in an antique seal-ring on his left hand, upon which the initials 'L. D.' were engraved. His body awaits the recog nition of his friends, in company with several others yet unclaimed." The paper fell from her hands, there was no need to read more. The tall, slender figure, the curling hair and beautiful features, described Laurence but too well; and the ring, the antique seal with the graven initials, that had been her grandfather's. Laurence, bearing his name, had worn it for years, ever since his boyish finger had been able to retain it. It was indeed her brother who lay dead, unrecognized,...

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1858 edition. Excerpt: ... plexed, she turned to her father for the solution of a mystery so painful. He had only waited for her conclusi...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:108 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.22 inPublished:May 20, 2014Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217705510

ISBN - 13:9780217705516

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