The Column; A Novel

Paperback | January 4, 2012

byCharles Marriott

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Book may have numerous typos, missing text, images, or index. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. 1901. Excerpt: ... Chapter XXVI-- In Exitu Israel MICHAEL TRIGG, dreamer though he was, could hardly attribute the event at Penresco to his incantation. The latter he accepted as a failure, and explained it ruefully as due to his own unworthiness to essay so high an enterprise. Not for some time did he take any one into his confidence, and then, the need for secrecy past and himself unillumined, he stupefied Herbert Waring by the naive discussion of his excursion into the occult. The complicated nature of the youth's paganism, flashed suddenly upon him, made it difficult for Herbert to deal with him in a workmanlike manner. He caught at the somewhat threadbare argument of period, hinting that the day for miracles was past; that, though doubtless still possible, they were in the nineteenth century neither probable nor convenient. Among the details of Michael's astonishing confession was one he picked out with considerable satisfaction. Basil, in his anxiety to justify himself, had told him of Daphne's annoyance on finding the injury to the column. Herbert, while sympathising with him over the absurd cause of his domestic uneasiness, was quite unable to hit upon any explanation of the circumstance; though he pointed out that the absence of the fragment made accident unlikely. Now that he could lay his hand upon the culprit, however innocent of purpose, his unyielding code of honour made it imperative that he should at least tell Daphne how the thing had happened. He did not suppose that after Basil's disclaimer she would still harbour any suspicion of his complicity, yet, so Herbert argued, whilst she remained in doubt there were possibilities of vague resentment best cleared away. Averse from discussion, he was the apostle of definite platforms; and, though he preached the unwisdom of allusion to past ...

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Book may have numerous typos, missing text, images, or index. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. 1901. Excerpt: ... Chapter XXVI-- In Exitu Israel MICHAEL TRIGG, dreamer though he was, could hardly attribute the event at Penresco to his incantation. The latter he accept...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:90 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.19 inPublished:January 4, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217579809

ISBN - 13:9780217579803

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