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Warbeck of Wolfstein Volume 2

by Holford | 13 February 2012
PAPERBACK
Category: Other Books
Synopsis
Purchase of this book includes free trial access to www.million-books.com where you can read more than a million books for free. This is an OCR edition with typos. Excerpt from book: himself had repeatedly trimmed the lamps and the tapers which burned before the several shrines, or dimly illumined, at long intervals, the narrow vaulted cloisters; but the oil in many of the lamps had already failed, and it was plain that some unforeseen occurrence had detained the Friar far beyond his intentions. Fretful, and despairing to obtain the end of this weary night's watch, he began pondering uneasily on the length of time which was likely still to elapse ere the gates would be open, and he could escape from the murky damps and winking lights which surrounded him into the cool pure air. At that moment the slow approach of a footstep fell upon his ear; he concealed himself behind the tomb near which he was standing, when the private door which led from the castle opened, and the object of his long and eager expectation appeared. His first impulse was to reveal himself immediately; but the overwhelming affliction under which the Friar evidently laboured struck himwith dismay, and he paused; while the good old man, placing his taper on the tomb, fell prostrate before the shrine of the Virgin, and, in grief-broken accents, besought Heaven to restore the dying Louisa to his prayers. Nothing could exceed the horror and distress of Vallen- stein, when, amid the heavy sobs which interrupted the old man's orisons, he distinguished those words. Still was he doomed to wrestle with suspense, for, until the Friar arose from his devotions, the slightest interruption would have been an outrage which he could not, dared not hazard; and so busied in fervent petition was the heart of the good man, that poor Vallenstein stood distractedly waiting the moment when his eager solicitude might obtain some relief. At length that moment came; the Friar arose, his agitation calmed apparently by...
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Purchase of this book includes free trial access to www.million-books.com where you can read more than a million books for free. This is an OCR edition with typos. Excerpt from book: himself had repeatedly trimmed the lamps and the tapers which burned before the several shrines, or dimly illumined, at long intervals, the narrow vaulted cloisters; but the oil in many of the lamps had already failed, and it was plain that some unforeseen occurrence had detained the Friar far beyond his intentions. Fretful, and despairing to obtain the end of this weary night's watch, he began pondering uneasily on the length of time which was likely still to elapse ere the gates would be open, and he could escape from the murky damps and winking lights which surrounded him into the cool pure air. At that moment the slow approach of a footstep fell upon his ear; he concealed himself behind the tomb near which he was standing, when the private door which led from the castle opened, and the object of his long and eager expectation appeared. His first impulse was to reveal himself immediately; but the overwhelming affliction under which the Friar evidently laboured struck himwith dismay, and he paused; while the good old man, placing his taper on the tomb, fell prostrate before the shrine of the Virgin, and, in grief-broken accents, besought Heaven to restore the dying Louisa to his prayers. Nothing could exceed the horror and distress of Vallen- stein, when, amid the heavy sobs which interrupted the old man's orisons, he distinguished those words. Still was he doomed to wrestle with suspense, for, until the Friar arose from his devotions, the slightest interruption would have been an outrage which he could not, dared not hazard; and so busied in fervent petition was the heart of the good man, that poor Vallenstein stood distractedly waiting the moment when his eager solicitude might obtain some relief. At length that moment came; the Friar arose, his agitation calmed apparently by...
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Product Details

ISBN - 9780217417464
Format - PAPERBACK
Publisher -
Published - 13/02/2012
Categories - All, Books, Other Books
No. of Pages - 62
Weight - 310
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Series - - Not Available
Page Size - 0
Language - en-US
Readership Age - Not Available
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