The Scout; Or, The Black Riders Of Congaree

Paperback | January 4, 2012

byWilliam Gilmore Simms

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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. 1854. Not illustrated. Excerpt: ... "No harm, no offence, believe me, Mrs. Middleton--on the contrary, my question is prompted by grave doubts, and difficulties, and, possibly, dangers! No idle or impertinent curiosity occasions it. Philosophy is seriously interested in your reply." "My grandfather, sir--why he has been dead these hundred years! I do not think I ever saw him." "Dead a hundred years! Impossible! Eh! How can that be 1" demanded the surgeon in astonishment scarcely less than that which the old lady herself had manifested at the beginning; --"dead a hundred years? Really, Mrs. Middleton--there must be some mistake." "Indeed, sir--then it is yours, not mine. My grandfather has been dead more than a hundred years. He died in France somewhere in 1680--or '81" "Oh he died in France, did he? You are right, madam, there is a mistake, and it is mine. To be sure it was not your grandfather--if he died in France--about whom I wished to know; --it was Miss Middleton's grandfather." "My husband, sir!" said the old lady bridling with dignity, while her keen gray eyes flashed with all the vivacity of girlhood, as she conjectured the utterance of something impertinent from her companion. The surgeon felt his dilemma. "Your husband, Mrs. Middleton," he stammered--"Can it be? Miss Middleton's grandfather your husband 1 " "And why not, sir, when I have the honor to be her grandmother 1" "True, true, most true, madam,-but" "It does not alter the case very materially, sir, so far as you are interested. Your right is just as great to inquire into the private history of her grandfather as of mine. Pray, proceed in your questions, sir, if as you think, so much depends upon it. We are retired country people, it is true, Mr. Millhouse" "Hillhouse, madam--Augustus Hillhouse, of his majesty's--" "Pardon me, sir--M...

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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. 1854. Not illustrated. Excerpt: ... "No harm, no offence, believe me, Mrs. Middleton--on the contrary, my question is prompted by grave doubts, and difficulties, and, possib...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:168 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.36 inPublished:January 4, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217610099

ISBN - 13:9780217610094

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