The red axe by Samuel Rutherford Crockett

The red axe

bySamuel Rutherford Crockett

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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. 1898. Excerpt: ... CHAPTER LVI HELENA, PRINCESS OF PLASSENBURG There was, however, deadly work yet before the men of Plassenburg. We found, indeed, that the townsfolk were with us almost to a man. The guild train-bands gathered and mustered at their halls. The guards at the city gates fraternally turned their arms to the ground. 'The Prince will restore your ancient liberties,' I cried. And the people shouted: 'Prince Karl of Plassenburg and our ancient liberties!' Then we made our way up the street by different routes to the Wolfsberg. There was little fighting till we arrived under those vast and gloomy walls. The Black Riders had disappeared within. Those worst tools of grim tyranny had early withdrawn themselves, knowing that small mercy would be shown them by the people if once the Wolfsberg were taken. But the common soldiers of the fighting rank, sons and brothers of the women of Thorn, tore off the badge of the bloody Dukes, and with loud shouts marched with us as comrades. But when we came before the walls, and with sound of trumpet and loud shouts summoned the Wolfsberg to surrender, a discharge of musketry from the castle, and the determined faces of a multitude of defenders showed us conclusively that all was not yet over. It was no use wasting men in attacking the great pile of buildings with the force at our disposal. We had men in plenty, but for breaching we needed the cannon left behind by these swift forces, which, marching day and night, had arrived in the very nick of time before the walls of Thorn. Nevertheless, it was not the fate of the Wolfsberg to be taken by Lazy Peg and her compeers. These ponderous pieces of ordnance were presently being dragged through the swamps and over the brickdust barrens of the borderlands, and it might be three or four da...

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Title:The red axeFormat:PaperbackDimensions:104 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.22 inPublished:February 1, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217130836

ISBN - 13:9780217130837

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