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Autor: Nathaniel Hawthorne|
Publisher: CreateSpace Publishing
Publisher date: 3/5/2015
Format: PDF, EPUB
File size: 3.31 MB
Description of the book "Septimius Felton, or, the Elixir of Life":"[...]against a tree, with his hand to his breast. He endeavored to support himself erect, but, failing in the effort, beckoned to Septimius.
"Come, my good friend," said he, with that playful, petulant smile flitting over his face again. "It is my first and last fight. Let me down as softly as you can on mother earth, the mother of both you and me- so we are brothers- and this may be a brotherly act, though it does not look so, nor feel so. Ah! that was a twinge indeed!"
"Good God!" exclaimed Septimius. "I had no thought of PDF this, no malice towards you in the least!"
"Nor I towards you," said the young man. "It was boy's play, and the end of it is that I die a boy, instead of living forever, as perhaps I otherwise might."
"Living forever!" repeated Septimius, his attention arrested, even at that breathless moment, by words that rang so strangely on what had been his brooding thought.
"Yes- but I have lost my chance," said the young officer. Then, as Septimius helped him to lie against the little hillock of a decayed and buried stump, "Thank you- thank you. If PDF you could only call back one of my comrades to hear my dying words. But I forgot. You have killed me, and they would take your life."
In truth, Septimius was so moved and so astonished, that he probably would have called back the young man's comrades, had it been possible- but, marching at the swift rate of men in peril, they had already gone far onward, in their passage through the shrubbery that had ceased to rustle behind them.
"Yes- I must die here!" said the young man, with a forlorn expression, as of a school-boy far away from PDF home, "and nobody to see me now but you, who have[...]".