John Halifax, Gentleman

Harper, 1859 - 485 Seiten

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Seite 93 - ... seemed to know: but I missed my man from behind the tree — nor found him till after the angry throng had rushed on to the nearest lamp. One of them was left behind, standing close to our own railings. He looked round to see if none were by, and then sprung over the gate. Dark as it was, I thought I recognized him. " John ? " " Phineas ?
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Seite 87 - Name that, young man as he was, I had never yet heard irreverently and thoughtlessly on his lips. It was a sight that would move any one to cry for pity unto the Great Father of the human family. Abel Fletcher sat on his remaining bags, in an exhaustion that I think was not all physical pain. The paroxysm of anger past, he, ever a just man, could not fail to be struck with what he had done. He seemed subdued, even to something like remorse. John looked at him, and looked away. For a minute he listened...
Seite 94 - ... though I would not discredit her among our peaceful Society by positively stating the fact. " Bravo ! " said John, when we stood all together in the barricaded house and heard the threatening murmur of voices and feet outside. " Bravo, Jael ! The wife of Heber the Kenite -was no braver woman than you." She looked gratified, and followed John obediently from room to room. " I have done all as thee bade me ; thee art a sensible lad, John Halifax. We are secure, I think." Secure? bolts and bars...

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