Salem ; A Tale Of The Seventeenth Century

Paperback | July 9, 2012

byCaroline Rosina Derby

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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. 1874 edition. Excerpt: ...mouths and ears to the pestilent communications--swallowing all they heard, and doubtless with their imaginations all at work, conjecturing even worse than they heard from hints and gestures, and wild, suggestive grimaces; and yet what can I do to prevent it?" " Order them off of your premises at once and forever--or get your husband to do it--and forbid their coining again," said the magistrate, unhesitatingly. "Or, if you wish, I will do it for you." " Oh! no, no!--not for the world. Alas! I dare not--it is a time of too much peril. The very air is heavy with danger, and sickening with horror. I feel that I am in the midst of spies and eavesdroppers," she said, glancing fearfully up at the closed windows, and dropping her voice to a still more cautious whisper. " One knows not where to look for treachery now. My power over my own servants is gone, and. I am at their mercy. A chance-dropped word, innocent as it may be, may be caught up and twisted from its meaning, and carried to those who will know how to make a fearful use of it. It has come to this, brother, that I, a quiet, home-keeping matron--a believing, and, I hope, a consistent Christian--connected by birth and marriage with the best and most influential families in the land--I, the daughter of Judge George Corwin, and the wife of the Honorable William Browne, dare not, in my own house, to speak my own inind or order my own servants, lest I should draw down a fearful vengeance on myself or my dear ones. I can not bear it any longer. I seem to be stifling in this dreadful atmosphere; and it was this in part that I wanted to tell you, Jonathan--I have made up my mind to leave the country." " Good heavens! Hannah; what do you mean? Where will you go?" " Home to England. My husband has...

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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. 1874 edition. Excerpt: ...mouths and ears to the pestilent communications--swallowing all they heard, and doubtless with their imaginations all a...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:62 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.13 inPublished:July 9, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0217550266

ISBN - 13:9780217550260

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