The Dark Colleen; A Love Story

Paperback | February 2, 2012

byHarriett Jay

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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. 1877. Excerpt: ... CHAPTER XLV. "shake Hands Forever, Cancel All Our Vows. IN the sea, half buried in the breaking waves, but swimming with strong strokes towards the land. It was very dark. She could scarcely calculate the distance between herself and the shore, but she saw the lighthouse gleam, and heard the sounding surge. The leap into the sea had confused her senses, so that for the time being she moved like one in a dream, unable to realize what had taken place. She struck out automatically, with the ever present instinct of self-preservation. Suddenly, however, all her excitement returned to her, her heart beat wildly, her hands trembled violently, for she distinctly heard the boat from the ship pursuing her. The splash of the oars came nearer and nearer, mingling with the sound of human voices. The boat was guided direct to the spot where she lay. Presently it paused, and above the sound of wind and sea she heard the excited voice of the mate. Again the oars were dipped in the water, and the boat came swiftly on. As it did so, she quietly closed her eyes and sank deep down into the sea. When she rose again, all was quiet around her. The boat was many yards away, returning to the ship. Once more she swam with strong strokes towards the light-house point. It was a hard task to make progress through the black water of the bay. The rising wind was blowing seaward, the tide ebbing fast, and the ground swell was heavy. The water rising in great black waves urged her back towards the open sea; and her clothes, saturated with the water, hung heavily upon her, greatly impeding her progress. Although she was a powerful swimmer, such strength as hers could not avail for long. The broken water beating into her face blinded her, the sobbing of the wind and the surging of the sea...

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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. 1877. Excerpt: ... CHAPTER XLV. "shake Hands Forever, Cancel All Our Vows. IN the sea, half buried in the breaking waves, but swimming with stron...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:128 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.27 inPublished:February 2, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:021738210X

ISBN - 13:9780217382106

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