Holland Tide

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General Books LLC, 2009 - 228 pages
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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1859. Excerpt: ... V own. The door was locked, and the window fastened, as he had left them, but in no place could he find his clothes, which he had laid on the preceding night upon the chair at his bedside. After thoroughly searching the room without success, he was about to summon the people of the house, in order to make inquiries from them, when his eye fell upon the old portmanteau which he had brought with him from home. It seemed more full than it had been when he took it off his horse on the preceding eve. Ho opened it. Wonder on wonder! There was the suit folded, brushed, and made up with an exactness that was admirable! Every article was in its place, and every buckle made fast with just the proper degree of tightness. The barber was perfectly bewildered. The mysterious agent, whose prerogative he had disputed in the case of Mr. Andrew Finucane, had sought an opportunity of vindicating, in his case also, the slighted power that was allotted him. So would the Danahers have construed the story; and for that reason, the barber determined for the present to say nothing of the circumstance to them or to any body else. For many months the circumstance continued unexplained, and its impression, from the very force of constant thinking on it, began to grow faint on the barber's mind. Again there was a party at Rath Danaher, and again the barber and his wife were of the number of the guests. The conversation on this evening happened to turn on the superstition of the Fetch, or warning spirit, which shows itself, say the country people, in the likeness of some person doomed to die, at some short period before his death. Numberless instances were related of such appearances, and again Mr. O'Berne expressed his total incredulity. In a fortnight after, as ho was passing Our f...

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