Children of the Market Place (Classic Reprint)
- Languages:English (Original Language), English (Published)
- Shipping Weight (lbs):1.8
- Dimensions (in):6 x 1.1 x 9
- Publication Date:March 9, 2010
CHAPTER I I WAS born in London on the eighteenth of June1 1815. The battle of 'Vaterloo was being fought as I entered this world. Thousands were giving up their lives at the moment that life was being besto~ed upon me. My father was in that great battle. Would he ever return? My mother was but eighteen years of age. Anxiety for his safetY1 the exhaustion of giving me life prostrated her delicate constitution. She died as I was being born. I have always kept her picture beside me. I have always been bound to her by a tender and mystical love. During all the years of my life my feeling for her could not have been more intense and personal if I had had the experience of daily association with her through boyhood and youth. 'Vhat girlish wistfulness and sadness there are in her eyes! What a gentle smile is upon her lips, as if she would deny the deep foreboding of a spirit that peered into a perilous future! Her dark hair falls in rich strands over her forehead in an
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