Excerpt from Adam Rush: A Novel Colonel Rush laughed nervously, but let the bottle alone and started again for the door, when it opened, and out came a big colored woman - Ephraim's wife - who declined to look at either the colonel or Ephraim, or to reply to any of their questions. She had no time for anybody, and her manner told them that they were particularly unnecessary in the crucial moments then passing. Colonel Rush stretched himself upon the sofa a sofa which told in its discouraged condition the fortunes of the home, for its haircloth was worn and frayed, its legs were broken and unsteady, and its whole appearance showed that in years long gone it had known better times. About the Publisher Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at www.forgottenbooks.com This book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art technology to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works.