The Witches Head; A Novel

Paperback | February 5, 2012

byHenry Rider Haggard

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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. 1887. Excerpt: ... "Ernest, yon are mad; it won't do, you shall not go, and that is all about it. You shall not rnin yourself over this woman, who is not fit to black an honest man's shoes." "Shall not! shall not! Alston, you use strong language. Who will prevent me?" "I will prevent you. I am your superior officer, and the corps you belong to is not disbanded. If you try to leave this place you shall be arrested as a deserter. Now don't be a fool, lad; you have killed one man, and got out of the mess. If you kill another, you will not get out of it. Besides, what will the satisfaction be? If you want revenge, be patient. It will come. I have seen something of life; at least, I am old enough to be your father, and I know that yon think me a cynic becanse I langh at your 'high-falutin' about women. How justly I warned you, you see now. But cynic or no, I believe in the God above us, and I believe, too, that there is a rough justice in this world. It is in the world,principally, that people expiate the sins of the world, and if this marriage is such a wicked thing, as you think, it will bring its own trouble with it, without any help from you. Time will avenge you. Everything comes to him who can wait." Ernest's eyes glittered coldly as he answered, "I cannot wait. I am a ruined man already, all my life is laid waste. I wish to die, but I wish to kill him before I die." "So sure as my name is Alston you shall not go!" "So sure as my name is Kershaw I will go!" For a moment the two men faced each other; it would have been hard to say which looked the most determined. Then Mr. Alston turned and left the room and the house. On the veranda he paused and thought for a moment. "The boy means business," he thought to himself. "He will try and bolt. How can I stop him? Ah, I have it;...

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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. 1887. Excerpt: ... "Ernest, yon are mad; it won't do, you shall not go, and that is all about it. You shall not rnin yourself over this woman, wh...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:126 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.27 inPublished:February 5, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217285481

ISBN - 13:9780217285483

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