Lob Lie-by-the-fire; Or, The Luck Of Lingborough, And Other Stories

Paperback | February 1, 2012

byJuliana Horatia Gatty Ewing

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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. 1893. Excerpt: ... LOVE LEND ME WINGS. Ill agonizing fear smote him for his friend M'Alister. Was there any hope that the Highlander could keep himself from the whisky? Officers were making their rounds at very short inter vals just now, and if drink and cold overcame him at his post! Close upon these thoughts came the jingling of the field officer's sword, and the turn out of the guard. "Who goes there?"--"Rounds."--" What rounds?"--" Grand rounds."--" Halt, grand rounds, advance one, and give the countersign!" The familiar words struck coldly on John Broom's heart, as if they had been orders to a firing party, and the bandage was already across the Highlander's blue eyes. Would the grand rounds be challenged at the three roads to-night? He darted out into the snow. He flew, as the crow flies, across the fields, to where M'Alister was on duty. It was a much shorter distance than by the road, which was winding; but whether this would balance the difference between a horse's pace and his own was the question, and there being no time to question, he ran on. He kept his black head down, and ran from his shoulders. The clatter, clatter, jingle, jingle, on the hard road came to him through the still frost on a level with his left ear. It was terrible, but he held on, dodging under the hedges to be out of sight, and the sound lessened, and TO MAKE MY PURPOSE SWIFT. 113 by-and-by, the road having wound about, he could hear it faintly, but behind him. And he reached the three roads, and M'Alis ter was asleep in the ditch. But when, with jingle and clatter, the field officer of the day reached the spot, the giant Highlander stood like a watch-tower at his post, with a little snow on the black plumes that drooped upon his shoulders. HOSPITAL.--" HAME." John Broom did not see the High...

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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. 1893. Excerpt: ... LOVE LEND ME WINGS. Ill agonizing fear smote him for his friend M'Alister. Was there any hope that the Highlander could keep h...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:34 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.07 inPublished:February 1, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217858767

ISBN - 13:9780217858762

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