The Face Of Death; A Westmoreland Story

Paperback | January 3, 2012

byE. Vincent Briton

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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. 1894. Excerpt: ... CHAPTER XIII. THE SHEPHERD'S COTTAGE. "He had been alone Amid the heart of many thousand mists, That came to him and left him on the heights." Wordsworth. UNTIL lately Alan Wyke had enjoyed the power common to most people of his age, of falling asleep as soon as he gave his mind to the subject; but since he had began to take a keen and practical interest in his medical studies; since he had come into daily contact with sickness, sorrow, and with that strange power which had had such a dark influence over his spirit from earliest childhood, he would often lie awake for hours, going over again and again the events and scenes of the preceding day, asking that old question, "What is it--whither does it lead?" Such was the case on the night after the sad scene which he described to his aunt, and consequently he was somewhat later than usual when he made his appearance at the breakfast-table the next morning. On such occasions Miss Judith was given to show much displeasure, and invariably assured him that he was a nuisance to society, and she should shortly get rid of him; and Miss Faith made kind little excuses for him and petted him more than usual. The usual formula having been gone through, Miss Wyke said, " There's a ridiculous fat letter for you from Patty, fully of complaints of the new Lady Wyke, I suppose. What a pity it is the child hasn't something better to do!" Alan opened the letter and proceeded to read it while eating his breakfast; but in a few minutes he laid it down with an exclamation of horror and dismay. "Well!" exclaimed Miss Wyke, " what's the matter now? Has Andrew murdered anybody?" But Alan only covered his face with his hand, and groaned, " It's too horrible!" "Then he's been and done it. I always thought he would sooner or later." "No, no," said Alan, in a sti...

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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. 1894. Excerpt: ... CHAPTER XIII. THE SHEPHERD'S COTTAGE. "He had been alone Amid the heart of many thousand mists, That came to him and left him on the heights." Wordsworth....

Format:PaperbackDimensions:96 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.2 inPublished:January 3, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217384935

ISBN - 13:9780217384933

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