The Five Nights Of St. Albans Volume 2; A Romance Of The Sixteenth Century

Paperback | May 17, 2012

byWilliam Mudford

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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. 1833 Excerpt: ...the calm green wave of the ocean, now heaved and rolled, a sea of blood: and on its troubled surface seemed to lie the form of Gondoline, ghastly and distorted--her flowing, auburn hair, dishevelled; her garments rent--and her fair bosom gashed with deep wounds, which looked as though they still bled. The scene grew dark--the vessel blackened in the gloom; and a dismal cry swept along the waters, as the figure of Gondoline slowly sunk beneath them, deepening, in its descent, their crimson hue. The next moment, the darkness gradually disappeared; the waves rippled, as if a rising breeze began to curl their foaming tops; they broke, in dancing surges, against the side of the ship, whose lately pendent sails now filled with the wind, the brightness of the sun, succeeded to what had been the likeness of the soft, pale moonlight; and the tossing waves played in his beams, like a floor of sparkling emeralds. The ship moved. It wore round. And as its stern seemed to heave in sight, " The Scorpion, Wilfrid Overbury, Master," appeared, painted in large white letters upon a black ground! Overbury had hitherto sat silent--gazing, like the rest, upon the necromantic illusion; but, unlike the rest, a prey to tortures, which no language may describe. His swart and disfigured face was bathed with perspiration, which ran from him in streams: his teeth gnashed: his eyes were starting from their sockets: his breathing was short and convulsive; and as the varying torments of his awakened conscience started into visible existence upon his agitated frame and features,--now shrinking within himself--now grinning, as if in more than human scorn of that abhorrence which he felt was kindling round him--then grasping the table with a sort of frantic clutching of his halfcl...

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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. 1833 Excerpt: ...the calm green wave of the ocean, now heaved and rolled, a sea of blood: and on its troubled surface seemed to lie the form of G...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:68 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.14 inPublished:May 17, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0217951007

ISBN - 13:9780217951005

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