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Cobwebs and Cables

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Author: Hesba Stretton (Sarah Smith)
Language: English
Wordcount: 115,655 / 322 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 63.1
LoC Category: BL
Downloads: 1,315
Added to site: 2006.11.14 15239

nks, casting wavering shadows on the brown river; while beyond it, on the summit of one of the hills on which the town was built, there rose the spires of two churches built close together, with the gilded crosses on their tapering points glittering more brightly than anything else in the joyous light. For a little while the girl gazed dreamily at the landscape, her color coming and going quickly, and then with a deep-drawn sigh of delight she roused herself and her pony, and passed on into the town.

The church clocks struck nine as she turned into Whitefriars Road, the street where the old bank of Riversborough stood. The houses on each side of the broad and quiet street were handsome, old-fashioned dwelling-places, not one of which had as yet been turned into a shop. The most eminent lawyers and doctors lived in it; and there was more than one frontage which displayed a hatchment, left to grow faded and discolored long after the year of mourning was ended. Here too was the judge's residence, set apar

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Average Rating of 4 from 1 reviews: ****

The story of Roland Sefton, who in order to give his wife everything steals money from the bank in which he works and has to flee justice, what happens after and how it affects him and those around him. An okay book.



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