Lost Lenore: The Adventures of a Rolling Stone Thomas Mayne Reid

ISBN: 9781490981062

Published: July 12th 2013

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124 pages


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Lost Lenore: The Adventures of a Rolling Stone  by  Thomas Mayne Reid

Lost Lenore: The Adventures of a Rolling Stone by Thomas Mayne Reid
July 12th 2013 | Paperback | PDF, EPUB, FB2, DjVu, talking book, mp3, ZIP | 124 pages | ISBN: 9781490981062 | 3.61 Mb

The first important event of my life transpired on the 22nd May, 1831. On that day I was born. Six weeks after, another event occurred which no doubt exerted an influence over my destiny: I was christened Rowland Stone. From what I have read ofMoreThe first important event of my life transpired on the 22nd May, 1831. On that day I was born. Six weeks after, another event occurred which no doubt exerted an influence over my destiny: I was christened Rowland Stone. From what I have read of ancient history-principally as given by the Jews-I have reason to think, that I am descended from an old and illustrious family.

No one can refute the evidence I have for believing that some of my ancestors were in existence many hundred years ago. The simple fact that I am in existence now is sufficient proof that my family is of a descent, ancient and noble, as that of any other on earth. Perhaps there is no family, in its wanderings and struggles towards remotest posterity, that has not experienced every vicissitude of fortune- sometimes standing in the ranks of the great- and in the lapse of ages descending to the lower strata of the social scale, and there becoming historically lost.

I have not yet found it recorded, that any individual of the family to which I belong ever held a very high position-not, in fact, since one of them named Noah constructed a peculiar kind of sailing craft, of which he was full owner, and captain. It was my misfortune to be brought into existence at a period of the worlds history, when my father would be thought by many to be a man in humble circumstances of life. He used to earn an honest living by hard work. He was a saddle and harness-maker in an obscure street in the city of Dublin, and his name was William Stone.

When memory dwells on my father, pride swells up in my soul: for he was an honest, temperate, and industrious man, and was very kind to my mother and his children. I should be an unworthy son, not to feel pride at the remembrance of such a father! There was nothing very remarkable in the character of my mother. I used to think different once, but that was before I had arrived at the age of reason.

I used to think that she delighted to thwart my childish inclinations-more than was necessary for her own happiness or mine. But this was probably a fault of my wayward fancy. I am willing to think so now. I was a little wilful, and no doubt caused her much trouble. I am inclined to believe, now that she treated me kindly enough-perhaps better than I deserved.



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