Fort Amity

Paperback | October 12, 2012

bySir Arthur Thomas Quiller-couch

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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. 1904 edition. Excerpt: ...at the verge of the forest, and she half turned toward him with a little choking cry that asked as plainly as words, "Is this all you have to say? Are you blind, that you cannot see how I suffer?" He stepped back a pace into the shadow of the trees. She lifted her head and, as their eyes met, dropped it again, faint with love. He stretched out his arms. "Diane!" But as she ran to him he caught her by the shoulders and held her at arms' length. Her eyes, seeking his, saw that his gaze travelled past her and down the slope. And turning in his grasp she saw Menehwehna running toward them across the clearing from the postern gate, and crouching as he ran. He must have seen them, for he came straight to where they stood, and gripping John by the arm pointed toward the quay, visible beyond the edge of the flag-staff tower. "Who are these newcomers?" cried Diane, recovering herself. "Why, yes, it is Father Launoy and Dominique Guyon! Yes, yes--and Bateese!--whom you have never seen." John turned to her quietly, without haste. "Mademoiselle," said he, in a voice low and firm, and not altogether unhappy, "I have met Bateese Guyon before now. And these men bring death to me. Run, Menehwehna. For me, I return to the Fort with mademoiselle." She stared at him. "Death?" she echoed, wondering. "Death," he repeated, "and I deserve it. On many accounts I have deserved it, but most of all for having stolen your trust. I am an Englishman." For a moment she did not seem to hear. Then slowly, very slowly, she put out both hands and cowered from him. "Return, Menehwehna!" commanded John, firmly. "Yes, mademoiselle, I cannot expiate what I have done. But I go to expiate what I can." He took a step forward; but she had straightened herself up and stood barring...

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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. 1904 edition. Excerpt: ...at the verge of the forest, and she half turned toward him with a little choking cry that asked as plainly as w...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:66 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.14 inPublished:October 12, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217929516

ISBN - 13:9780217929516

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