The Brown Portmanteau, and Other Stories by Curtis YorkeThe Brown Portmanteau, and Other Stories by Curtis Yorke

The Brown Portmanteau, and Other Stories

byCurtis Yorke

Paperback | February 8, 2012

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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.1889 Excerpt: ... IT was snowing steadily--a small, fine, deliberate snow, which was swiftly filling up every little crack and crevice where a snow crystal could possibly lodge, and evidently meant business. For the matter of that, it had been snowing off and on for the last three days; but these intermittent showers had now settled down into a blinding snowstorm. There was nothing to be seen but snow, floating, whirling, dancing, in mad fiendish fantastic glee, as though it never meant to leave off. It was a dreary prospect. So, at least, thought a young girl who was toiling through the wintry dusk--a tiny, elflike creature with a small pale face, and brown curly hair blown about a pair of pathetic dark eyes, which looked as if they might not be very far from tears. For she was not only worn out and wet through, poor little soul, but she had lost her way. To be lost on Dartmoor in a snowstorm is no joke, I can tell you; and to make matters worse--if they could be made worse--it was now quite dark, and the wind was rising steadily. All at once the girl slipped--fell forward--a glimmer of light flashed before her eyes--and with a long, sobbing cry, she sank down, down, into a treacherous snowdrift. Not a hundred yards away two men were luxuriously enjoying their post-prandial pipes in a small heavilyraftered room, which looked like nothing except what it was, namely, the principal apartment in a tiny shootingbox, intended to all appearance solely and entirely for the use of the sterner sex. A roaring fire blazed in the yawning grate, almost putting to shame the light of the lamp which stood on a small table near the hearth, in company with some dried fruits and a bottle of Burgundy. "By Jove! how cold it is!" said the elder of the two men, as he threw another piece of coal on...

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Title:The Brown Portmanteau, and Other StoriesFormat:PaperbackDimensions:76 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.16 inPublished:February 8, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0217572480

ISBN - 13:9780217572484

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