Michael Strogoff; the courier of the czar

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byJules Verne

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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. 1895 edition. Excerpt: ...to wrest her secret from her. But the hour had not yet come in which Ogareff wished the old Siberian to speak. Sangarre had to wait, and she waited, without losing sight of her whom she was watching, observing her slightest gestures, her slightest words, endeavouring to catch the word "son" escaping from her lips, but as yet always baffled by Marfa's taciturnity. At the first flourish of the trumpets several officers of high rank, followed by a brilliant escort of Usbeck horsemen, moved to the front of the camp to receive Ivan Ogareff. Arrived in his presence, they paid him the greatest respect, and invited him to accompany them to FeofarKhan's tent. Imperturbable as usual, Ogareff replied coldly to the deference paid to him. He was plainly dressed; but, from a sort of impudent bravado, he still wore the uniform of a Russian officer. As he was about to ride on to pass the enceinte of the camp, Sangarre, passing among the officers of the escort, approached and remained motionless before him. "Nothing?" asked Ivan Ogareff. "Nothing." "Have patience." "Is the time approaching when you will force the old woman to speak?" "It is approaching, Sangarre." "When will the old woman speak?" "When we reach Tomsk." "And we shall be there" "In three days." A strange gleam shot from Sangarre's great black eyes, and she retired with a calm step. Ogareff pressed his spurs into his horse's flanks, and, followed by his staff of Tartar officers, rode towards the Emir's tent Fcofar-Khan was expecting his lieutenant. The council, composed of the bearer of the royal seal, the khodja, and some high officers, had taken their places in the tent. Ivan Ogareff dismounted, entered, and stood before the Emir. Fcofar-Khan was a man of forty, tall, rather pale, of a...

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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. 1895 edition. Excerpt: ...to wrest her secret from her. But the hour had not yet come in which Ogareff wished the old Siberian to speak. ...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:110 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.23 inPublished:May 5, 2014Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:021742273X

ISBN - 13:9780217422734

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