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Prisoners Of Hope, A Tale of Colonial Virginia
by Mary Johnston
Published by Boston and New York: Houghton, Mifflin and company 1899 (1898)
Hardcover Measures 8x5 inches Weighs 1 pound 10 ounces

Condition: Good.
Green cloth boards with dark green and red illustrated cover. Spine text and decoration is gold. Inside front cover has former owner name, antique neat script "Mrs. D. L. Wolf". Pages are clean. Text is crisp. A well built book solid and sturdy.
Aged cover with rubbed edges.

" SHE will reach the wharf in half an hour."
The speaker shaded her eyes with a great fan of
carved ivory and painted silk. They were beautiful
eyes; large, brown, perfect in shape and expression,
and set in a lovely, imperious, laughing face. The
divinity to whom they belonged was clad in a gown of
green dimity, flowered with pink roses, and trimmed
about the neck and half sleeves with a fall of yellow
lace. The gown was made according to the latest
Paris mode, as described in a year-old letter from the
court of Charles the Second, and its wearer gazed
from under her fan towards the waters of the great
bay of Chesapeake, in his Majesty's most loyal and
well beloved dominion of Virginia.
The object of her attention was a large sloop that
had left the bay and was sailing up a wide inlet
or creek that pierced the land, cork-screw fashion,
until it vanished from sight amidst innumerable green
marshes. The channel, indicated by a deeper blue
in the midst of an expanse of shoal water, was nar­
row, and wound like a gleaming snake in and out
among the interminable succession of marsh islets.
The vessel, following its curves, tacked continually

Prisoners Of Hope, A Tale of Colonial Virginia, Mary Johnston, Published by Boston and New York: Houghton, Mifflin and company 1899


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