Clementinas Highwayman Robert Neilson Stephens

ISBN: 9781459060289

Published: January 11th 2012

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132 pages


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Clementinas Highwayman  by  Robert Neilson Stephens

Clementinas Highwayman by Robert Neilson Stephens
January 11th 2012 | Paperback | PDF, EPUB, FB2, DjVu, audiobook, mp3, RTF | 132 pages | ISBN: 9781459060289 | 5.79 Mb

This historic book may have numerous typos, missing text or index. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. 1907. Not illustrated. Excerpt: ... CHAPTER XVI CONFESSION AND REWARD When Brockenfields lackeys had given up the chase of Hargrave and Clementina in their flight through the wood, they hurried back to the inn and lost no time in mounting the coach and speeding back to find their master.

They had traversed nearly two-thirds of the distance when they met him coming in search of them, and received a tongue-lashing from the great man for their lack of vigilance. The beau never travelled without a supply of extra clothing, and he soon divested himself of Hargraves garments and donned a suit more in keeping with his grand air and his reputation- so that as we see him now at Plumfield Hall, he is in external appearance as well calculated to impress the glitter-worshipping Aunt Melwood as before.

Ladies, your servant, he said with his profoundest bow. Mistress Melwood, quickly recovering from her confusion at the recent scene, stood making a series of little curtseys. Oh, sir, she replied in her most deferential manner, this distinction -- the honour of this visit -- Ah, madam, put in the courtly hypocrite- to find not only my charge in safety, but yourself and the other niece too, completes my happiness.

His reference to herself as the other niece, a mere secondary person, did not act soothingly upon Henriettas ugly temper. Sir, she said with no honeyed expression in her tones, what has befallen your charge upon her journey, I know not- but her conduct here has been most extraordinary -- most extraordinary and alarming.

Brockenfield took his cue immediately. Though he didnt know what had caused all this fluster, it was evident to him that Miss Clementina was suffering marked disfavour. He would try the same dodge as he had tried at the inn. You renew my worst fears, he said very ...



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