Where Ghosts Walk; The Haunts Of Familiar Characters In History And Literature

Paperback | October 12, 2012

byMarion Harland

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1898 edition. Excerpt: ...to its place over the mouth of the crypt, and the mourners went their ways to their homes. It was midnight when Ginevra awoke. She lay in an open niche, dressed in grave-clothes; her wrists were bound firmly in the form of a cross upon her breast, and she knew the stifling blackness of the place to be that of the charnel-house. As soon as the horror of the truth let her use her senses, she untied the ribbon from her wrists, groped her way to the steps lead-IT o U z a s ing to the upper world, and exerted all her strength to raise the stone laid over the entrance to the vault, succeeding finally in sliding it far enough aside to allow the passage of her body. Her only garment was her shroud; her feet were bare. Putting out her hands in the obscurity, she could feel on one side the cold stones of the Cathedral, on the other the marbles of the Campanile, and guided her course by these into the unlighted streets. Still feeling her way past the headquarters of the Misericordia,--and, we may hope, gleaning courage from the thought of the love and mercy of man to his suffering fellows, typified by the Order,--she entered the narrow way that now commemorates her sorrowful wanderings, and emerged into the street on which stood her home. The husband, who believed himself a widower, was sleeping--we charitably suppose--" for sorrow." Awakened by the irregular knocking upon the lower door, he looked from the window and asked who was there. A feeble voice answered with his wife's name. In the disorder of wits produced by the abrupt awakening and the shock of the supernatural visitation, he cast one glance below, and seeing the glimmer of white garments, cried out to the spirit to begone, shut the casement in deadly terror, and fell to saying his...

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1898 edition. Excerpt: ...to its place over the mouth of the crypt, and the mourners went their ways to their homes. It was midnight when...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:44 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.09 inPublished:October 12, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0217905803

ISBN - 13:9780217905800

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