The story of Majorca and Minorca

Paperback | June 29, 2012

bySir Clements Robert Markham

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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. 1908 edition. Excerpt: ...'dentro esta quier le cage.' He was preceded by three knights richly dressed, and three pages with the helmet and plumes. The route along which he came was kept by several friends, bearing the well-known Majorcan names of Dameto, Zaforteza, Bosch, Mari, and Vivot. In advance of all was a herald, with trumpets and minstrels and the Sureda standard, which was a cork-tree on a golden ground. Valseca also came splendidly accoutred and similarly attended. At each end of the lists there were tents for the combatants, and on the side a very richly ornamented pavilion for King Alfonso and his young son Fernando, of whom the King was very fond. Ten knights, called the ' ten faithful ones,' guarded the lists, and two others, nominated by the King, were named 'preservers of peace.' At least twenty thousand spectators were present. There was complete silence, until a clarion 166 END OF THE DUEL sounded and the two knights came out of their tents and mounted. On a second blast of the clarion the two knights put their lances in rest and commenced their furious careers. At that moment the King threw his warder down, as our poor Eichard II. had done some fifty years before, but with very different consequences. The 'ten faithful ones' then rushed between the combatants and wrested their lances from them. Their astonishment was mingled with anger not immediately appeased. Young Fernando then came down from the pavilion and called the two knights, who had dismounted. He told them that the King his father was unwilling that either knight should be killed, both being so distinguished and both having sufficiently proved their fortitude, resolution, and valour. Valseca and Sureda both placed themselves under the orders of the King. The young Prince took a position...

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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. 1908 edition. Excerpt: ...'dentro esta quier le cage.' He was preceded by three knights richly dressed, and three pages with the helmet and plume...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:70 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.15 inPublished:June 29, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217897908

ISBN - 13:9780217897907

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