The Nugents Of Carriconna; An Irish Story

Paperback | February 2, 2012

byTighe Hopkins

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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. 1891. Excerpt: ... a canvas bag filled to bursting with some hard and heavy substance. Dora passed her fingers over the surface, tingling with excitement and curiosity. "It is full of gold!" she exclaimed. The bag was secured only by means of a tape, the knot of which was easily unloosed. Dora slipped it off, and putting her hand into the bag drew out a dozen sovereigns. "So!" she exclaimed again. "This is Uncle Anthony's secret. He has turned miser." She laid the bag on the stone ledge under the grating, and went back to the dovecote. The larger holes on the lower rows contained larger bags, and in some of the holes bag was stacked behind bag, half-a-dozen deep. "Such a shocking old Croesus!" said Dora. "Now I wonder how much there is in these precious bags? Poor Arthur and Kitty! Not much chance of Gravelmount for them if this is Uncle Anthony's craze. I wonder if the bags are marked?" She went back again to the one she had placed on the ledge and examined it more closely. There were no marks or figures to indicate the amount of its contents. "But it must hold a good deal," thought Dora; "you can pack a hundred sovereigns into no space." Curiosity urged her to empty the bag and count the gold; but prudence restrained her. Then all at once she began to be frightened, not knowing how long she had been in the chamber; and she hurriedly put back the sovereigns she had taken. She tied the bag again, and returned it to its place in the dovecote. In doing so, her eyes, now well accustomed to the gloom, fell upon a good-sized tin box, tightly bound with cords, which stood upright in the recess alongside the dovecote. She stooped to examine this, lifted it, and found it not too weighty. It was an ordinary biscuit-box labelled " Cracknels," and had no fastening but the knotted cord...

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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. 1891. Excerpt: ... a canvas bag filled to bursting with some hard and heavy substance. Dora passed her fingers over the surface, tingling with ex...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:100 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.21 inPublished:February 2, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217600042

ISBN - 13:9780217600040

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