Restitution

Paperback | February 4, 2012

byDorothea Gerard

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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. 1908. Excerpt: ... CHAPTER XIII. The Comedy: Act in. And Last. What remained to be done might be accounted a trifle compared to that which was already accomplished, yet no quite easy matter either. Until they had got rid of the driver the fugitives could not believe themselves so much as in the way to safety. The "How" of this was fixed in all its particulars, but the favourable moment yet to be discerned and seized. "To the right!" was the order given by one of the sham policemen upon the box-seat, as they reached the street. The driver pulled round his horses sharply, but stared all the same. "But that is not the way to the Citadel?" "We are not going straight to the Citadel. Have to report ourselves first at the police station of the second district. Touch up your horses, will you! They must be wondering what keeps us so long." The man complied without further remark. For him a gorodowoi's order was gospel. And besides, so long as he had no responsibility, it was a matter of supreme indifference to him whether he drove to the right or to the left. He was a large, slow-moving fellow, almost as unwieldly in appearance as the vehicle he drove. As they lumbered through the sleeping streets the two conspirators upon the box scrutinised him sideways furtively and not quite approvingly. They liked his naive face, but would have wished him less Herculean in build. Within the omnibus emotion ran high. Like wildfire the truth of the situation had spread from one compartment to the other. In a loud whisper, for fear of the driver's ears, instructions had been given in the event of pursuit or of arrest in the street, and the revolvers, by means of which the last stand would have to be made, handed round. It was upon the "Elder" now that the weight of the situation rested. The "capta...

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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. 1908. Excerpt: ... CHAPTER XIII. The Comedy: Act in. And Last. What remained to be done might be accounted a trifle compared to that which was al...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:94 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.19 inPublished:February 4, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217041310

ISBN - 13:9780217041317

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