The Heroine, Or Adventures Of Cherubina

Paperback | January 15, 2012

byEaton Stannard Barrett

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This historic book may have numerous typos, missing text or index. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. 1814. Not illustrated. Excerpt: ... matiori about my birth, I mean to bend my steps thither. O peaceful shades, why must I leave you? In your retreats I should still find pleasure and repose. Adieu. letter iv. The hail rattled and the wind whistled, as I tied on my bonnet for my journey. With the bandbox under my arm, I descended the stairs, and paused in the hall to listen. I heard a distant door shut, and steps advancing. I sprang forward, opened the dock, and ran down the shrubbery. I then hastened into the road, and pressed onward with a hurried step, while a violent tempest beat full against my face. In this manner I walked four long and toilsome miles. At length, finding myself fatigued, I resolved to rest awhile, in the lone and uninhabited house, which lies, you may recollect, on the grey common, about a hundred paces from the road. Besides, I was in duty bound to explore it, as a ruined pile. I approached. The wind moaned through the broken windows, and the rank grass rustled in the court. I entered. All was dark within; the boards creaked as I trod, the shutters flapped, aiid an ominous owl was hooting in the chimney. I groped my way along the hall, thence into a parlour---up stairs and down--not a horror to be found. No dead hand met my left hand; no huge eye-ball glared at me through a crevice. How disheartening! The cold was now creeping through my veins; my teeth chattered, and my frame shook. I had seated myself on the stairs, and was weeping piteously, wishing myself at home, and in bed, and deploring the dire necessity which had compelled me to this frightful undertaking, when on a sudden I heard the sound of approaching steps. I sprang upon my feet with renovated spirits. Presently several persons entered the hall, and a vulgar accent cried:--. " Jem, run down to the cellar and s...

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This historic book may have numerous typos, missing text or index. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. 1814. Not illustrated. Excerpt: ... matiori about my birth, I mean to bend my steps thither. O peaceful shades, why must I leave you? In your retreats I should still fin...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:30 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.06 inPublished:January 15, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217586430

ISBN - 13:9780217586436

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