Aurora Floyd by Mary Elizabeth Braddon

Aurora Floyd

Mary Elizabeth Braddon
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  • ISBN
    9781150207730 / 1150207736
  • Title Aurora Floyd
  • Author Mary Elizabeth Braddon
  • Category Classic Fiction (pre C 1945)
  • Format
  • Year 2009
  • Pages 62
  • Publisher
    General Books
  • Imprint General Books
  • Language English
  • Dimensions 229mm x 8mm x 152mm


General Books publication date: 2009 Original publication date: 1863 Original Publisher: Bernhard Tauchnitz Subjects: England Fiction / Classics Fiction / Sagas Fiction / Literary Fiction / Mystery

Publisher Description

Book may have numerous typos, missing text, images, or index. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. 1863. Not illustrated. Excerpt: ... 283 CHAPTER XII. THE DEED THAT HAD BEEN DONE IN THE WOOD. The bare-headed seafaring man who stood in the centre of the hall was Captain Samuel Prodder. The scared faces of the servants gathered round him told more plainly than his own words, which came hoarsely from his parched white lips, the nature of the tidings that he brought. John Mellish strode across the hall, with an awful calmness on his white face; and parting the hustled group of servants with his strong arms, as a mighty wind rends asunder the storm-beaten waters, he placed himself face to face with Captain Prodder. "Who are you?“ he asked sternly: ”and what has brought you here?“ The Indian officer had been aroused by the clamour, and had emerged, red and bristling with self-importance, to take his part in the business in hand. There are some pies in the making of which everybody yearns to have a finger. It is a great privilege, after some social convulsion has taken place, to be able to say, ”I was there at the time the scene occurred, sir;“ or, ”I was standing as close to him when the blow was struck, ma'am, as I am to you at this moment.“ People are apt to take pride out of strange things. An elderly gentleman at Doncaster, showing me his comfortably-furnished apartments, informed me, with evident satisfaction, that Mr. William Palmer had lodged in those very rooms. Colonel Maddison pushed aside his daughter and her husband, and struggled out into the hall. ”Come, my man," he said, echoing John's interrogatory, “let us hear what has brought you here at such a remarkably unseasonable hour.” The sailor gave no direct answer to the question. He pointed with his thumb across his shoulder towards that dismal spot in the lonely wood, which was as present to his mental vision now as it had been to his bodi...

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