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Wuthering Heights Full Novel

Wuthering Heights Full Novel

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Published by Nadiya Khattak

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Published by: Nadiya Khattak on Sep 12, 2012
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Wuthering Heights
Emily Bronte
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Wuthering Heights
Chapter I
1801. - I have just returned from a visit to my landlord- the solitary neighbour that I shall be troubled with. Thisis certainly a beautiful country! In all England, I do notbelieve that I could have fixed on a situation so completelyremoved from the stir of society. A perfect misanthropist’sheaven: and Mr. Heathcliff and I are such a suitable pair todivide the desolation between us. A capital fellow! Helittle imagined how my heart warmed towards him when Ibeheld his black eyes withdraw so suspiciously under their brows, as I rode up, and when his fingers shelteredthemselves, with a jealous resolution, still further in hiswaistcoat, as I announced my name.’Mr. Heathcliff?’ I said.A nod was the answer.’Mr. Lockwood, your new tenant, sir. I do myself thehonour of calling as soon as possible after my arrival, toexpress the hope that I have not inconvenienced you bymy perseverance in soliciting the occupation of Thrushcross Grange: I heard yesterday you had had somethoughts - ‘
Wuthering Heights
540’Thrushcross Grange is my own, sir,’ he interrupted,wincing. ‘I should not allow any one to inconvenienceme, if I could hinder it - walk in!’The ‘walk in’ was uttered with closed teeth, andexpressed the sentiment, ‘Go to the Deuce:’ even the gateover which he leant manifested no sympathisingmovement to the words; and I think that circumstancedetermined me to accept the invitation: I felt interested ina man who seemed more exaggeratedly reserved thanmyself.When he saw my horse’s breast fairly pushing thebarrier, he did put out his hand to unchain it, and thensullenly preceded me up the causeway, calling, as weentered the court, - ‘Joseph, take Mr. Lockwood’s horse;and bring up some wine.’’Here we have the whole establishment of domestics, Isuppose,’ was the reflection suggested by this compoundorder. ‘No wonder the grass grows up between the flags,and cattle are the only hedge- cutters.’ Joseph was an elderly, nay, an old man: very old,perhaps, though hale and sinewy. ‘The Lord help us!’ hesoliloquised in an undertone of peevish displeasure, whilerelieving me of my horse: looking, meantime, in my faceso sourly that I charitably conjectured he must have need
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