The Village on the Cliff

Paperback | February 4, 2012

byAnne Thackeray Ritchie

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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. 1908. Excerpt: ... CHAPTER XX NEVER, NEVER. As it was better youth Should strive through acts uncouth Towards making, than repose on aught found made. So, better, age exempt From strife should know, than tempt Further. Thou waitedst age--wait death: be not afraid. Petitpeeb looked up and smiled, and shook his head z. moment after, as he began the recital of all that had befallen them since Reine had been away. It was too true that sad and terrible things had happened, and yet tobacco and gossip were not the less sweet because storms had raged and misfortunes thickened; and the old fellow puffed his pipe, and leisurely recounted his story. 'He! poor boy, who would have thought it?' said old Chretien, as he finished the little tragedy. 'He ought to be alive at this moment, and there he was in the cimetiere, whilst two old fellows were still in their sabots.' Strangely enough, poor Fontaine had signed his will that very morning, in the presence of M. le Cure and his gardener, Bo Barbeau reported. It was not known for certain, but it MADAME LA COMTESSE. 369 wag said that he had left everything to his widow for her life, and appointed her sole guardian to his boy. Poor little woman! it was a rude shock for her. People talked of her return to England. Then Pere Chretien went on to other things. The white cow was ill--it had been hurt in the nostril; Barbeau had examined the wound, he thought badly of it; and, by the way, what was the matter with Madame la Comtesse? She had been up at the farm, asking all manner of questions, ferreting here and everywhere. 'She didn't discover much,' said old Chretien, with a chuckle; 'but take care, my girl: she looked malicious; I could see it plain enough. Barbeau, too, had commented upon the circumstance. They don't like the Englishman to come...

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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. 1908. Excerpt: ... CHAPTER XX NEVER, NEVER. As it was better youth Should strive through acts uncouth Towards making, than repose on aught found ...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:94 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.19 inPublished:February 4, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217618901

ISBN - 13:9780217618908

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