The Puppet Crown

Paperback | October 12, 2012

byHarold Macgrath

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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. 1901 edition. Excerpt: ...caprices. And there's your hat, crushed all out of shape. Truly, you are unfortunate with your headgear." "It's felt," said Maurice, slapping it against his leg. "No harm done to the hat. Well, good day to you, Lieutenant, and thanks. I must be off." "Nay, nay!" cried the Lieutenant. "Wait a moment. 'There is a tide in the affairs of men, which, taken at the flood--' How does that line go? I was educated in England and speak English as I do my mother tongue--" "Won't you let me go?" asked Maurice. "Look at my clothes." "You ought to be thankful that they are dry this time. Come; you'll have a good story to carry back to Vienna. Princesses do not eat people." "No," said Maurice. "Ye gods, listen to that! One would think by the tone of your voice that you wished they MA There was no resisting this good humor; and Maurice wanted only an excuse to wait. He fiat down on the steps, sucked the knuckles of his hand, and contemplated the grin on the cuirassier's face. "I like you," said the Lieutenant; "I like your sangfroid. The palace is a devil of a dull place, and a new face is a positive relief. I suppose you know that affairs here are bad; no honesty anywhere. Everybody has his hands tied. The students know this, and do as they please. Think of two hundred gendarmes in the city, and an affair like this takes place without one of them turning up! "I tell you frankly that it is all I can do to withhold the edge of my saber when I meet those students. Last night they held a noisy flambeau procession around the Hohenstaufenplatz, knowing full well that the king had had another stroke and quiet was necessary. They would have waked the dead. I have an idea that I forgot to use the flat of my sword; at least, the hospital report confirms my...

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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. 1901 edition. Excerpt: ...caprices. And there's your hat, crushed all out of shape. Truly, you are unfortunate with your headgear." "It's...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:104 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.22 inPublished:October 12, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217283934

ISBN - 13:9780217283939

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