Where dead men walk

Paperback | February 3, 2012

byHenry Leverage

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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. 1920. Excerpt: ... saw ahead of him the long bi-secting lane of an avenue. Taking the right-hand side of this avenue, he walked toward the north. The Gypsy had been doomed to die at daybreak. He glanced at the lighter haze which marked the sun. He pulled out his watch to consult it. The time was almost noon! No hope stirred his breast. He went grimly on with the idea that he would claim her body. His legs seemed tireless. He wondered at them as he reached a bridge which spanned a creek. His laugh was a mirthless thing. A policeman turned and gazed at him. It was in the officer's mind that a mad man had gone by. Vilos reached the end of the avenue and looked out over a wide park. Its hills and trees were sparkling with frost. Skaters swirled over the lake. Bells jingled and black horses pranced. He went on northward by a narrow road. "Quo vadis?" he said, bitterly. "Where am I going?" He counted the hours he had spent with The Gypsy. He remembered their walks and the swift darts into the crowds. He saw her eyes ahead of him. Her hair shone dark and glistening. A ripple ran from her mouth, which was warm and red. Muttering like a man entranced, he stopped. He raised one foot and then the other from the crystalline snow. He went on. Rage came as the suburbs opened streets to him. The nip of afternoon air struck through his thin clothing. He thrashed his arms and held out his hands. They were blue from the cold. They were the instruments that had stolen the pardon. He reached an open square where the cars turned. He stood by the rail of a church and glanced across the street. There was a hotel with a bar on one corner. He had money left--a dollar or more. He could buy a drink. Shaking his head, he turned and stared at the church. A faint odor, not unpleasant, was blown to him. ...

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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. 1920. Excerpt: ... saw ahead of him the long bi-secting lane of an avenue. Taking the right-hand side of this avenue, he walked toward the north....

Format:PaperbackDimensions:56 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.12 inPublished:February 3, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0217905897

ISBN - 13:9780217905893

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