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Drolls From Shadowland
As he climbed up or down the dripping ladders, descending from sollar to sollar towards the level where he worked, he would set his teeth grimly that he might not curse aloudan oath underground being an invitation to the Evil Onebut in his heart the muffled curses were audible enough. And when he was at work in the dreary level, with the darkness lying on his shoulder like a hand, and the candles shining unsteadily through the gloom, like little evil winking eyes, he brooded so moodily over his bondage to Poverty, that he desired to break from it at any cost. He could hear the sounds of blasting in other levelsthe explosions travelling to him in a muffled boomand above him, for he was working beneath the bed of the ocean, he could faintly distinguish the grinding of the sea as the huge waves wallowed and roared across the beach. "I'm sick to death o' this here life," he grumbled; "I'd give a haand or a' eye for a pot o' suvrins. Iss, I'd risk more than that," he added darkly: letting the words ooze out as if under his breath. ......Buy Now (To Read More)
Ebook Number: 25307
Author: Pearce, J. H. (Joseph Henry)
Release Date: May 2, 2008
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