The American Prisoner; A Romance Of The West Country by Eden PhillpottsThe American Prisoner; A Romance Of The West Country by Eden Phillpotts

The American Prisoner; A Romance Of The West Country

byEden Phillpotts

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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.1904 Excerpt: ... she was true and trustworthy. She knew which way things were tending. She understood now that her brother's sole reason for going to London was that he might procure a Special License of marriage; and she knew that he had got it. She doubted not that days--perhaps hours--would bring the sequel; and nightly she exhausted her powers of persuasion upon Grace from eleven o'clock until one, in the silent factory; but as yet the captive showed no signs of being tamed. Norcot had also striven with her, and now she was a chained fury, so that Peter told his sister frankly that he went in fear of his eyes. Even his equanimity had given out, and he was casting round to know by what channel the ceremony might be celebrated as quickly as possible. But no course of action appeared until the night before Malherb's visit. Then Lovey Lee brought her news out of the cottage on Sittaford's side, and, from that moment, Peter began to see light. Long ago he had asked himself whether Cecil Stark could be made of any service in the great matter of Grace; and now, when he learned that the American was almost at his door, Peter's spidery instincts served him in noble stead. While yet he waited, confident of the speedy advent of Stark, the future began to unfold and a project as extraordinary as it was difficult matured in the merchant's brains. "An enterprise involving violent melodrama, no doubt," he told himself, " but then these are melodramatic times, and in the rush and hurry of wars, and rumours of wars--in the scare of Bonaparte and the tragedy over the hills at Prince Town, a little lawlessness must pass unnoticed. Tut, tut! Does not the world think that fool at Fox Tor Farm a murderer? Yet no hand is lifted against him. And there is a source of strength there; for when we...

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Title:The American Prisoner; A Romance Of The West CountryFormat:PaperbackDimensions:142 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.3 inPublished:February 8, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217568432

ISBN - 13:9780217568432

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