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The Nun's Curse; A Novel

The Nun's Curse; A Novel

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Excerpt from book: CHAPTER III. COLD COMFORT. " f -"' f . r . "that's a rough night you've brought home with you, Mr. Terence," said Ann Patterson, as she helped the " new master" off with his top-coat. " God held all poor fellows on the sea I" The owner of Calgarry stood for a second as if he scarcely understood the gist of her remark; but then he gloomily answered, " I hope God will help all poor fellows on land, too." " Amen to that, sir, for there are heaps of sore and sorrowful and sinful hearts every night in the year; and where would they get comfort if it wasn't from their Maker ?" Apparently Mr. Terence Conway was too much engrossed in the consideration of his own troubles to care to enter into the wide field of misery suggested, for, without speaking, lie turned towards the great oak staircase which had been the pride of many a Conway long dead and gone, and would have proceeded straight to his room, but that Ann interposed: " You'll have something to eat, sir ? Byrne was so tired I made bold to tell him to go to bed, and I would sit up. We scarce knew whether you'd be back or not; but supper is spread, there is game and other things; be said, Mr. Terence, and take a bite. You must be fairly famished after such a drive." " I walked, and I'm not in the mood for eating," said the young man, pausing, however, irresolutely. "Well, sir, a glass of wine, at any rate; you must need one : or, maybe, punch would be best. I'll see if I can get some hot water." " No, Ann, no," said Mr. Terence, now fully persuaded, descending the easy steps and entering the dining-room. "I will have a glass of wine to set your mind at ease; but I can't take spirits; my head is not strong enough." " I suppose it is just as you're used, sir. Ihave heard some say they dursn'fc touch...
Book Details
ISBN-13: 9780217394697
Publisher: General Books
Binding: Paperback
Language: English
Returnable: N
Spine Width: 3 mm
Width: 186 mm
ISBN-10: 0217394698
Publisher Date: 11 Jan 2012
Height: 242 mm
No of Pages: 52
Series Title: English
Weight: 109 gr
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