This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1903 edition. Excerpt: ... and then replied in a whisper, which reached only the ear for which it was intended: "I know whom you come to seek: I can direct you to them. Speak low, for Gods sake " she continued, observing that F anshawe was about to utter an exclamation. She then resumed her groans with greater zeal than before. " Where--where are they? " asked the student, in a whisper which all his efforts could scarcely keep below his breath. " I adjure you to tell me." " And, if I should, how am I like to be bettered by it? " inquired the old woman, her speech still preceded and followed by a groan. " O God The auri snera famesl " thought F anshawe, with a sickening heart, looking at the motionless corpse upon the bed, and then at the wretched being whom the course of nature, in comparatively a moment of time, would reduce to the same condition. He whispered again, however, putting his purse into t-he hags hand: " Take this. Make your own terms when they are discovered. Only tell me where I must seek them, --and speedily, or it may be too late." "I am a poor woman, and am afilicted," said she, taking the purse, unseen by any who were in the room. " It is little that worldly goods can do for me, and not long can I enjoy them." And here she was delivered of a louder and a more heartfelt groan than ever. She then continued: " Follow the path behind the cottage, that leads to the riverside. Walk along the foot of the rock, and search for them near the waterspout. Keep a slow pace till you are out of sight," she added, as the student started to his feet.. The guests of the cottage did not attempt to oppose F anshawes progress, when they...
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