Sir Andrew Wylie Of That Ilk by John Galt

Sir Andrew Wylie Of That Ilk

byJohn Galt

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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. 1868 Excerpt: ...maybe he might hae recovered." The post-boys stared at an imputation which had never entered any other head, and one of them declared that the man must have been dead several hours. The other also as stoutly asserted, that the body was stiff and cold; indeed, so much so, that it was like a log when he assisted to drag it from the road upon the grass. Wylie made no remark on this circumstance, but treasured it up in his own mind. It was certainly not at all probable, that if the gipsies had killed and robbed the man at the same time, they would have returned to the body; and the declaration of the son, that he had found it lying dead on the read, when disturbed in plundering it by the approach of Lord Sandyford's carriage, derived some confirmation from this testimony. Our hero himself could bear witness for the gipsy, from the time he had joined the rest of the band at supper; and Doctor Saffron and his servants would be satisfactory evidence of the hour of his arrival at the gate of the parsonage. "About what time," said Andrew to the post-boys, "was the deceased last seen alive?" Nobody in the stable-yard could give any satisfactory answer; but Sir Hubert Mowbray's groom happening to come in, on hearing the question, stated, that he and his master had passed him on the road about ten o'clock, and not far from the spot where the murder had been committed. Andrew recollected that ten was struck on the church clock as he was standing at the parsonage-gate--and the gipsy had only then just left him, and could not be seven miles distant, for so far off the murder had been committed, till at least an hour after. But he only observed to the groom, that he and his master had not passed long before the murder was committed, as it appeared ...

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Title:Sir Andrew Wylie Of That IlkFormat:PaperbackDimensions:156 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.33 inPublished:May 10, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217990347

ISBN - 13:9780217990349

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