My Lord Farquhar; A Romance

Paperback | February 7, 2012

byThomas Emmet Moore

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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.1902 Excerpt: ... CHAPTER XIII. THE LAUGHTER OF MOTHER SEMENOF. It is proper that the reader of these memoirs should have a clearer knowledge of social conditions in Russia during the years 1878 and 1879, particularly, that being the period when the Terrorists manifested unusual activity. The author of these memoirs is indebted to Prince G, and private records not accessible to the public, for much valuable information; and has assumed the responsibility of explaining certain matters not proper for publication at an earlier date, making use of such parts of the records referred to as have a bearing on the incidents of this narrative in another connection. In February of the year 1879, not far from the banks of the Neva, near the Liteinyi bridge, on the Viborg side, there stood a rough wooden house; adjoining the structure were many other similar houses; and not far away were the buildings of the Military Academy of Medicine, and numerous hospitals. This quarter of the city was at that time chiefly inhabited by students of the universities and schools, and by laborers. In its outward appearance there was nothing to distinguish the building from others of like character in the neighborhood. The end of a short day was at hand, and the growing shadows of the evening hovered around the entrance to the bridge over the Neva. Near this entrance stood a tall man; he was wrapped in a great fur coat, and his features were hidden by a heavy muffler, and the drooping peak of a fur cap. Occasionally he cast a swift glance in the direction of the house on the banks of the river; and then, as swiftly, would he look back across the bridge toward the city. A few pedestrians, coming from the Viborg side, passed him and hurried over the bridge; but of these he took little heed. Sometimes a man ...

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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.1902 Excerpt: ... CHAPTER XIII. THE LAUGHTER OF MOTHER SEMENOF. It is proper that the reader of these memoirs should have a clearer knowledge of s...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:58 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.12 inPublished:February 7, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:021725862X

ISBN - 13:9780217258623

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