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Morton of Morton's Hope [by J.l. Motley].


Morton of Morton's Hope [by J.l. Motley].

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    John Lothrop Motley
General Books publication date: 2009 Original publication date: 1839 Notes: This is a black and white OCR reprint of the original. It has no illustrations and there may be typos or missing text. When you buy the General Books edition of this book you get free trial access to where you can select from more than a million books for free. Excerpt: CHAPTER IL TWO BROTHERS. I Had never seen the personage who made his appearance so unceremoniously. I never saw him again for years, but the first impression he made upon my mind was indelible. He was tall, and dressed in a sort of a mixture of the military and the Indian costume. He had no hat, and a torrent of auburn hair fell over his shoulders half way to his waist. His eyes were large and blue, and soft as a woman's: his face was regular, but the lower part was almost entirely concealed by immense mustachios and beard. He had a red uniform coat with the British button, together with leather leggings and moccasins: a blanket was hung round his left shoulder, and a rifle was in his right hand. As he entered the room, he was about to address my uncle, who seemed to regard him with a look of surprise and horror, when suddenly his eyes lighted upon me. To my utter dismay, he bounded towards me like a tiger, and his eye gleamed with joy. He caught me in his arms, pressed me to his heart, and covered me with frantic kisses. For a moment I hung motionless in his embrace, still holding the devil firmly by the tail, in an ecstacy of astonishment and fear. Presently, I began to roar with anger and to cuff my new acquaintance, with all the impotent malice of an infant's rage. Finding his situation uncomfortable, the stranger strode towards the window, with evident intentions of taking me with him. He was intercepted by my uncle, who advanced toward him with a pistol in his hand. Upon this, the stranger, smiling with perfect sweetness, stopped suddenly, and said, " Joshua Morton, lest you should seek furthe...  
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