St. Katherine's By The Tower (volume 1); A Novel

Paperback | February 4, 2012

bySir Walter Besant

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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. 1891. Excerpt: ... CHAPTER II. The Hapless Lover. This is how George was received on his return. It was at night--at ten o'clock--when he came. He returned unexpectedly; we were talking and thinking of other things; suddenly he threw open the door and stood before us--and at the sight of him Sylvia sprang to her feet with a terrified cry; the color forsook her cheek--she fell to the ground upon her face. The poor lad got not so much as a grip of the hand, or a "Welcome home!" even from his father or Sister Katherinc; we all crowded together round the girl in a swoon--one was for sending for a surgeon to bleed her; one wanted to burn feathers at her nose; one wanted to lay her upon her back; one called for brandy; one for smelling-salts; one would bathe her forehead with cold water--and, as always happens when girls faint away, she presently came round without the exhibition of any remedy. But then another remarkable thing happened. George it was who supported her head--no one had a better right. She opened her eyes and looked about with the bewildered eyes of one who slowly recovers from a swoon, and wonders what has happened. She saw us all standing around her; then she lifted her eyes and saw George bending over her. Instantly she started to her feet with another cry, and once more she fell fainting at our feet. Again she recovered consciousness; again she saw George standing over her; again she screamed as if in fear, and pushed him from her violently with both her hands. Then she covered her face as if she could not bear so much as to look at him. At first we thought that excess of joy had produced this swoon; the sudden and unexpected appearance of her lover turned her head--but what did this second phenomenon betoken? We looked from one to the other perplexed and dism...

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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. 1891. Excerpt: ... CHAPTER II. The Hapless Lover. This is how George was received on his return. It was at night--at ten o'clock--when he came. H...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:150 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.32 inPublished:February 4, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217561160

ISBN - 13:9780217561167

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