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    Horace Tucker (Author)

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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. 1894 Excerpt: ...recovering herself: 'much less so are you. Begone, Richard Malduke, and dare not dog me or cross my path again.' She fairly glared at him. She scarce knew what she said. Like a whipped hound, the young man retired, muttering to himself--'Not tamed yet! But she shall be.' Meanwhile Gwyneth flung herself on her bed and sobbed her heart out. Then she sat up, put her hair back from her face, and gazed over the lake, on which they had sailed so happily, and said--'I cannot, I will not believe it. But there is an end to it all. A foolish fancy! But the trouble is--I love him still.' 159 CHAPTER XXII. HOW TOM WON A RACE. 'Looking at the moral aspect of the question alone, no one will deny the advantages which the possession of landed property must confer upon a man or a body of men--that it imparts a higher sense of independence and security, greater self-respect, and supplies stronger motives for industry, frugality, and forethought, than any other kind of property.'--CoBDEN. Two or three years had elapsed since the emigrants trooped over the hills and sought their rest in Mimosa Vale. Each anniversary of the Hcgira was commemorated by two days' high festival. The sky on the present occasion was cloudless: so rare and transparent the air, that the vines on the terraced slopes about the red-brick walls stood out as though a few hundred yards away. At six o'clock in the morning a special service was conducted in the church for those who cared to attend. The entire community was represented, largely out of respect for the settler parson. The doctor read the lessons: the Bishop of the Campaspe, who had come the night before to take part in the festival, preached. 'Two are better than one, and a threefold cord is not quickl...
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  • PDF | 86 pages
  • Horace Tucker (Author)
  • RareBooksClub.com (14 May 2012)
  • English
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