The Works of Mrs. Gaskell Volume 5 Elizabeth Gaskell

ISBN: 9781230303345

Published: September 12th 2013


172 pages


The Works of Mrs. Gaskell Volume 5  by  Elizabeth Gaskell

The Works of Mrs. Gaskell Volume 5 by Elizabeth Gaskell
September 12th 2013 | Paperback | PDF, EPUB, FB2, DjVu, AUDIO, mp3, RTF | 172 pages | ISBN: 9781230303345 | 3.26 Mb

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. 1906 edition. Excerpt: ... CHAPTER VI all night Madame de Crequy raved in delirium. If I could, I would have sent for Clement back again. I did send off one man, but I suppose my directions were confused, or they were wrong, for he came back after my lords return, on the following afternoon.

By this time Madame de Crequy was quieter- she was, indeed, asleep from exhaustion when Lord Ludlow and Monkshaven came in. They were in high spirits, and their hopefulness brought me round to a less dispirited state. All had gone well: they had accompanied Clement on foot along the shore, until they had met with a lugger, which my lord had hailed in good nautical language. The captain had responded to these freemason terms by sending a boat to pick up his passenger, and by an invitation to breakfast sent through a speaking-trumpet.

Monkshaven did not approve of either the meal or the company, and had returned to the inn- but my lord had gone with Clement, and breakfasted on board, upon grog, biscuit, fresh-caught fish--the best breakfast he ever ate, he said- but that was probably owing to the appetite his nights ride had given him. However, his good fellowship had evidently won the captains heart, and Clement had set sail under the best auspices. It was agreed that I should tell all this to Madame de Crequy, if she inquired- otherwise, it would be wiser not to renew her agitation by alluding to her sons journey.

I sat with her constantly for many days- but she never spoke of Clement. She forced herself to talk of the little occurrences of Parisian society in former days- she tried to be conversational and agreeable, and to betray no anxiety or even interest in the object of Clements journey- and, as far as unremitting efforts could go, she succeeded.

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