A Tale Of Three Nations; Recording Some Of The Deeds Of The Emperor William And Of His Son Frederick

Paperback | January 18, 2012

byJames Frederick Hodgetts

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1890. Excerpt: ... for Borck by checking these fellows, I drew my revolver and exclaimed in French--"The Guard dies, but does not surrender!" Then taking my revolver in my left and my sword in my right hand I advanced. Before another word could be spoken, carbines were bent, and several shots came whizzing past me. One, however, better aimed than the rest, struck my horse, which reared, pawed wildly in the air, and fell heavily with me. I heard the voice of the commanding officer exclaim--" By Jove, it is he!--yes, it is he! Becover arms. Dismount, one or two of you, and help me with him." There was clatter, a ringing and a jingling peculiar to the motions of cavalrymen, but I knew nothing more, being senseless from loss of blood caused by a wound in my side, and stunned by the fall from my horse. CHAPTER XXII. CLARICE. When I came to my senses I found myself in a small room, furnished with considerable claims to elegance. It was one of a suite evidently, for at each end there was a door of communication, connecting it with other rooms both ways. There was abundant proof of the profession of the proprietor. In one corner stood a sword-rack, holding half a dozen cavalry sabres of different patterns. A special stand supported a cuirass, with a French helmet, with plume and horsetail all complete. Pistols, epaulettes, and other articles were announced by the shapes of sundry cases and boxes, while an enormous wardrobe seemed to benr witness to the possession of a fair stock of uniforms within. "What is the meaning of this?" I exclaimed in English. "Queer place to be in, certainly! It is a dream; I'll turn round and sleep it off!" But I did not seem so much to want to sleep as to want not to think, and this, of course, made me thoughtful. "Where in the name of the fortune of wa...

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1890. Excerpt: ... for Borck by checking these fellows, I drew my revolver and exclaimed in French--"The Guard dies, but does not surrender!" The...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:94 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.19 inPublished:January 18, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:021715381X

ISBN - 13:9780217153812

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