The Boys'

The Boys' (Paperback)

By Boys 
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Publisher: General Books
Edition: Paperback
Language: English
ISBN: 1151258628
EAN: 9781151258625
No. of Units: 1
No. of Pages: 240
Publish Date: 2009-12-31
Binding: Paperback
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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. 1881 edition. Excerpt: ...but it was no use--it always slid down again. Last of all, I tried to cut steps in the ice with my knife; but I found that a much harder job than I had expected; and presently, with an unlucky stroke, the blade snapped short off close to the handle, and there I was "It was then that, for the first time, I began to feel frightened; and for a time I was just like a man out of his mind. It wasn't only the fear of dying by inches, bad as that was, that disturbed me, but the agony of being within a few inches of liberty, and yet having no power to escape. If I had been down in a deep pit with mountains of ice shutting me in on every side, I think I could have borne it better; but to see the clear ground close above my head, and know that I couldn't reach it--ugh " But after a bit my head began to clear a little, and I prayed to God for help, and that seemed to do me good; and I took a drink out of my flask to warm me up a bit, and then set myself to think what I should do next. "If I had had my gun still I might have fired it off, to try and give the alarm; but unluckily it had slipped off in my fall, and gone, I suppose, right to the bottom of the crevasse. Besides, even if I had had it, who was there to hear the report, away in the middle of this great wilderness of ice and snow, where no one ever came? However, no man likes to give up his last chance of life, however small it may be; so, as the only thing left for me to do was to shout for help, I began to halloo with might and main. "But, shout as I might, I got no answer but the mountain echoes, which seemed to be mocking me. And now I began to think, bitterly enough, of poor Marie's warning to me, and how I had laughed at it; and I seemed to see her sitting by the window of the little chalet, ...
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Title: The Boys'
Publisher: General Books
Author: Boys
Edition: Paperback
Language: English
ISBN: 1151258628
EAN: 9781151258625
No. of Units: 1
No. of Pages: 240
Publish Date: 2009-12-31
Binding: Paperback

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