The foggy night at Offord

Paperback | January 19, 2012

byMrs. Henry Wood

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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. 1863. Excerpt: ... CHAPTER VI. THE VOYAGE OF THE " RUSHING WATER." It is eminently suggestive of our uncertain life here, to mark how time works its changes. Sometimes, in an incredibly short period, changes of the most unexpected and startling nature will take place. Thus it was with the family at Saxonbury. But three years have elapsed since you last saw them; and yet the changes which that time has wrought seem to have been sufficient for the marking of half a century.' Lady Saxonbury died of her malady. A twelvemonth afterwards Sir Arthur married the widow of Colonel Yorke, an uncle of Mr Yorke's. Mrs Yorke was notable for little, save a somewhat fractious spirit, and for her overweening indulgence of her boy, the son and heir of the late Colonel Yorke. Six months subsequent to his second marriage, Sir Arthur died, and Mr Yorke succeeded to Saxonbury. The second Lady Saxonbury--often called Mrs Yorke still by the frieilds of her old days--removed to London with her establishment and her step-daughter Maria. With intervals of travelling, they had chiefly resided in London since. One year they had gone to pass the autumn at a comparatively little known French watering-place on the north coast--the very town which Mr Janson had spoken of as being the residence of his mother. Some friends of Lady Saxonbury's were there for a sojourn, and that induced her to go. Once there, she became impressed with the idea that a little French schooling would prove of incalculable benefit to her son in regard to the acquiring of the language, and she placed him at the college as an externe, and prolonged her stay through the winter. But the young gentleman appeared to be more apt at picking up,the Flemish patois he heard in the streets, than at the good French drilled into him in the schoo...

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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. 1863. Excerpt: ... CHAPTER VI. THE VOYAGE OF THE " RUSHING WATER." It is eminently suggestive of our uncertain life here, to mark how time works ...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:40 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.08 inPublished:January 19, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217294693

ISBN - 13:9780217294690

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