With The Eyes Of Youth; And Other Sketches

Paperback | February 8, 2012

byWilliam Black

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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.1903 Excerpt: ... by those gleaming blades, forthwith fled pell-mell into the adjacent " closes," lanes, archways, and common stair-cases, which were very speedily choked up. To all outward seeming, the pavements and the causeway, now dimly visible under the yellow light of the street lamps, had been swept clear; but, none the less, the Trongate held all these innumerable huddled and hiding groups of frightened folk, as we were soon to know. For, through some accident or another, the outer door of our house chanced to be opened for a second, and instantly there burst into the lobby and into the rooms a whole number of women, panting, shaking, haggard-eyed, and speechless. They made no apology for taking possession of a stranger's dwelling, the simple reason being that in their agony of alarm tbey were incapable of uttering a word; they did not know what they were doing or where they were; they were entirely bereft of their senses. A friend of mine who was through a long war (I do not mention his nationality, for fear of wounding patriotic sensitiveness) told me that, on one occasion, after an unexpected reverse, the regiment in which he served was seized by a perfectly ungovernable panic; there was no withstanding the infection of this madness; the whole lot of them, himself included, took to their heels, and ran, and ran, and ran, hour after hour, until they flung themselves exhausted on the floor of any shanty that chanced to be on their way; 'and then there was never more than ten minutes' sleep to be snatched, for one or other of them was sure to spring up with the cry, "They'e coming!" and off they would set again, in hysterical and insensate flight. It would seem as if a regiment had a nervous system just as a human being has, and that either may find it fail at a crit...

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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.1903 Excerpt: ... by those gleaming blades, forthwith fled pell-mell into the adjacent " closes," lanes, archways, and common stair-cases, which w...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:30 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.06 inPublished:February 8, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217653995

ISBN - 13:9780217653992

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