Prisons of air

Paperback | October 12, 2012

byMoncure Daniel Conway

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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. 1891 edition. Excerpt: ... Meade knew that he had for some time been an object of interest to the colored people of the town. He sought out one who had assisted him in placing1 the memorial of his friend in the national cemetery,--a sufficient guarantee of friendliness to the race,--and obtained an introduction to an African preacher of shrewdness, possessing an influence that a cardinal might envy,--an influence partly due to a belief among the colored people that he possessed occult powers. It was said he had seen a vision of Stonewall Jackson's death on the moment of its occurrence many miles away. The preacher undertook to discover whether any such box or papers were in the hands of any negro of the neighborhood. All was to be strictly confidential. Meade gave this dark Baptist Jesuit an appetizing fee to begin with, and promised a large reward if box or papers were found. Then he went home laughing at himself for supposing it even possible that his wildgoose chase could be successful. But once more the impossible came to pass. A few weeks later Meade was sent for by his dusky detective, and, having given oath that none should suffer by any disclosure, was directed to a house in Falmouth. Thither he at once walked, found the house by sure signs, and was admitted on presentation of the preacher's scrawl. In the attic he was shown a box about one foot long by six inches in width and somewhat more in depth, the lock broken, but the lid held securely with bolts. Salt was sprinkled on the table all around the box. When Meade began to open it the old negro, apparently sole occupant of the house, stopped him. "Shud tell you, sah, thar mout be danger in techin' anything in dat ar box." "What sort of danger?" "Can't zactly say, sah. The man whut got it somewhar 'n war...

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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. 1891 edition. Excerpt: ... Meade knew that he had for some time been an object of interest to the colored people of the town. He sought o...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:74 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.15 inPublished:October 12, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:021792204X

ISBN - 13:9780217922043

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