Pomeroy Abbey; A Romance

Paperback | January 11, 2012

byMrs. Henry Wood

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This historic book may have numerous typos, missing text or index. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. 1902. Not illustrated. Excerpt: ... CHAPTER XVI. IN THE KEEP. The Lady of Pomeroy sat in her drawing-room, when a servant entered and said that Jerome had come up from the keep and craved speech of her. Nearly a fortnight had elapsed since the burial of the infant, but Lady Anna Pomeroy's life had since then hung upon a thread; she was beginning now to recover, and all in the abbey rejoiced. There was another fact at which perhaps they rejoiced more --the ghost had not been seen during these two weeks. Jerome came in, his white hail flowing on his shoulders. Of late years he had acquired a sad look of care. "I would speak with the lady alone," he said, bending his head to Sybilla with reverence. And the servants closed the door. "Madam," said Jerome, drawing near, " the closing scene is certainly at hand." "You think so, Jerome?" "Nay, it is no thought; it is all too sure." "Major Barkley has feared the end was near. I will come at once, Jerome. And bring--whom?" "None at present but Mr. Leolin. The lord asked, madam, but for you and for him." "Jerome, you have had a trying time. If it be in my power to recompense your fidelity in any way" "The lady is very kind," interrupted Jerome. "I have seen the Pomeroys dwindle away, one after another ; the old lord first, and then his sons; all now are gone save Mr. Leolin: nothing is left for old Jerome but to hope soon to follow them." "Nay, but I trust you will live many years, Jerome. These dark days will pass away, and there may be comfort in store for you yet. You would be faithful to my child?" "Faithful to your child, madam? Ay, that would I. Is he not a Pomeroy? and was not his sire, Mr. George, with his loving heart and merry spirit, dearer to me than some of the rest?" Jerome backed out as he spoke, and Sybilla hastened to attire herself. Leolin ...

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This historic book may have numerous typos, missing text or index. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. 1902. Not illustrated. Excerpt: ... CHAPTER XVI. IN THE KEEP. The Lady of Pomeroy sat in her drawing-room, when a servant entered and said that Jerome had come up from t...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:146 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.31 inPublished:January 11, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217786863

ISBN - 13:9780217786867

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