By England's Aid, Or, The Freeing Of The Netherlands (1585-1604)

Paperback | October 12, 2012

byGeorge Alfred Henty

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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. 1894 edition. Excerpt: ...time merely for the pleasure of seeing you hung. However, all this is beside the question. What I was saying was, it is a pity you did not say to me frankly: Your presence here is inopportune; but if you will stand apart if any unexpected affair takes place, you will get, say, two thousand crowns out of the twenty-five thousand my friends are going to capture. Had you done that, you see, things might have turned out differently." "I did not know," the muleteer stammered. "No, you did not know for certain, of course, that I was a soldier of fortune; but if you had been sharp you might have guessed it. However, it is too late for that now. Now, what I wanted to ask you was if you could get me half a dozen of your friends to take service under me in a little adventure I have to carry out. They will be well paid, and I do not suppose they will have much trouble over it." "And what would you pay me, cabbalero?" the muleteer asked humbly; for he had been greatly impressed with the valor displayed by the young Irishman and his servant in the fray, and thought that he intended to get together a company for adventures on the road, in which case he might be able to have some profitable dealings with him in the future. "I will give you twenty crowns," Gerald replied; "and considering that you owe your life to my interposition, I think that you ought not to haggle about terms." "The party who attacked us," the muleteer said, "lost their captain and several of their comrades in that fray, and would, I doubt not, gladly enter into your service, seeing that they have received such proof of your worship's valor." "Where could I see them?" Gerald asked. "I think that they will be now in Jeres, if that would suit you, sefior; but if not I could doubtless...

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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. 1894 edition. Excerpt: ...time merely for the pleasure of seeing you hung. However, all this is beside the question. What I was saying wa...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:120 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.25 inPublished:October 12, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217729940

ISBN - 13:9780217729949

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