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Old Haun, the Pawnbroker; Or, the Orphan's Legacy

This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1857 edition. Excerpt: said she had disappeared also." "Yes! she's not to be found, but I can't imagine what he could want of her." "It's possible after all, doctor, that" "That what?" "You haven't been at your house since you left it this morning, have you?" "No, but I am satisfied that she's been detained by force, or she would have been home last evening." "Has the servant no friends or relations in the city that she's in the habit of visiting, and with whom she might have stayed over night?" "Not that I know of." "Well, then, doctor, I would suggest as a mere measure of precaution, that while I am preparing the necessary papers, you step down to the office and inquire when a boat will leave for the South, and it might be well on your return to call again at your house and find whether anything new has turned up during the morning, then come back and I'll be at your service." "Eight! I'll do it," said the doctor, leaving. He went to the office for the purpose of learning the hour of departure of the boat, and found there would be one on that very evening. He then returned, calling at his own house on the way--as he approached some person seemed to him to be sitting on the step. He looked again--could he be mistaken--he came nearer--it was Biddy who sat leaning her head upon her hand, unconscious of the approach of any one till the doctor addressed her. "Biddy is that you 1 where is Anna?" "Och! docthor, I'm kilt intirely," she exclaimed, starting up, "me head's split open, and ivery bone in me body's broken. Och, docthor, I'm afraid he's got her, but its not me fault, docthor." "Who and where, speak quick V the doctor...
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