The Sheriffs Bluff Thomas Nelson Page

ISBN: 9781484893180

Published: May 5th 2013

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62 pages


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The Sheriffs Bluff  by  Thomas Nelson Page

The Sheriffs Bluff by Thomas Nelson Page
May 5th 2013 | Paperback | PDF, EPUB, FB2, DjVu, audiobook, mp3, ZIP | 62 pages | ISBN: 9781484893180 | 9.42 Mb

The county of H--- was an old Colonial county, and even as late as the time of my story contained many Colonial relics. Among them were the court-house and the jail, and, at that time, the Judge and the Sheriff. The court-house was an old brickMoreThe county of H--- was an old Colonial county, and even as late as the time of my story contained many Colonial relics.

Among them were the court-house and the jail, and, at that time, the Judge and the Sheriff. The court-house was an old brick edifice of solemn and grayish brown, with a portico whose mighty columns might have stood before a temple of Minerva overlooking the AEgean Sea. With its thick walls and massive barred windows, it might have been thought the jail, until one saw the jail. The jail once seen stood alone. A cube of stone, each block huge enough to have come from the Pyramid of Cheops- the windows, or rather the apertures, were small square openings, crossed and recrossed with great bars of wrought iron, so massive that they might have been fashioned on the forge of the Cyclops.

Looking through them from the outside, one saw just deep enough into the narrow cavern to see another iron grating, and catch a suspicion of the darkness beyond. The entrance was but a slit letting into a stone-paved corridor on which opened the grinding iron doors of the four small cells, each door a grate of huge iron bars, heavily crossed, with openings just large enough to admit a hand.



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