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Aurora Floyd

General Books publication date: 2009 Original publication date: 1863 Original Publisher: Bernhard Tauchnitz Subjects: England Fiction / Classics Fiction / Sagas Fiction / Literary Fiction / Mystery
Aurora Floyd
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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...
Author
Mary Elizabeth Braddon
ISBN-10
1150207736
ISBN-13
9781150207730
Media
Book
Format
Paperback
Publication Date
2009-12-17
Short Title
AURORA FLOYD
Publisher
General Books
Language
English
DEWEY
FIC
Year
2009
Pages
62
Product Classification Type
PR
Residence
ENK
Birth
1837
Death
1915
Imprint
General Books
Country of Publication
United States
Illustrations
black & white illustrations
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