The Silver Skull by Samuel Rutherford CrockettThe Silver Skull by Samuel Rutherford Crockett

The Silver Skull

bySamuel Rutherford Crockett

Paperback | February 5, 2012

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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. 1901. Excerpt: ... CHAPTER XXVI THE SILVER SKULL OVER THE GATE That night Francavilla was illuminated from end to end. No man slept, neither in the town nor among the soldiers. There were rumours of a rescue, so the General had ordered that the little city should be kept as bright as day, and that any citizen who refused to contribute his candles should be brought before him in the morning. The Twelve had been brought from prison, and in the hall of justice a military tribunal was trying both them and their chief. 'What needs such a man with a trial?' said Walter to his General; 'has he not been tried and condemned a dozen times?' 'I know it!' said General Church. Is he not an outlaw, and ten times a murderer? Nay, does he not boast of it?' 'I know it!' repeated the General placidly. 'Do we not risk a rescue? Are you not the King's alter ego, whom no man can call in question for his acts?' 'I know. But let him be tried all the same,' said the impassive Englishman. 'Well,' muttered Walter, 'at least I will see that he is condemned "all the same," if it were only for the sake of my two poor Albanians!' So the military tribunal was constituted, and Ciro immediately began to make a speech, thinking that the old major of dragoons who presided must be General Church himself. When he was undeceived, and told that the General would not see him, and was not even present, he only replied, ' I understand!' And from that moment to the end of the trial he spoke neither one thing nor another, neither good nor evil. Major Schmerber it was who pronounced sentence, first upon the Twelve, and then separately upon their chief. Ciro Annicharico, you have been found guilty of many murders clearly proven, and indeed not denied, of treason high and low, of all crimes known to man--and also of v...
Title:The Silver SkullFormat:PaperbackDimensions:66 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.14 inPublished:February 5, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0217105882

ISBN - 13:9780217105880