The White King of Manoa

Paperback | February 5, 2012

byJoseph Hatton

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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. 1899. Excerpt: ... CHAPTER IX "WHEN SHALL WE THREE MEET AGAIN?" A STARLIGHT night in July. The hour late. Few lights on the river or its banks. A dog barking on board a lighter, that is moored on the Southwark side of the stream, is answered by another ashore. The air is heavy with the perfume of flowers from the several Strand palaces that have gardens, only separated from the river by partial embankments and handsome water-gates. A night for thieves and lovers, so still is it, so dark; a night full of shadows, which the stars seem to be watching. Between the Savoy and Durham House there were private ways, seVmingly to each and also to the river, as indeed there were to other houses, though known to few besides their owners. Durham House was not a little mysterious. On its Strand front, almost impinging on its courtyard or quadrangle, it had a cluster of thatched stables, picturesque enough no doubt to the modern imagination, but incongruous when compared with the noble facade and its magnificent marble columns by the river side of the main building. The palace seemed, on the night in question, unguarded, though houses in those days were locked and barred and bolted, and had ponderous shutters. A suspicious company of three cloaked and armed men had spent some hours in reconnoitring Durham House and its various approaches. They had no need of cloaks, except in the way of disguises,.',l weather was sufficiently warm, though there was.asant breeze from the river. The watch, or such as-zy called the watch in those days, a few superannuated dependents of the City, had tramped along the Strand towards Ludgate, with their occasional cry of the hour "and a starlit night." They shouldered their halberds and swung their lanterns with an air of bravery; but took care not to unduly d...

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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. 1899. Excerpt: ... CHAPTER IX "WHEN SHALL WE THREE MEET AGAIN?" A STARLIGHT night in July. The hour late. Few lights on the river or its banks. A...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:94 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.19 inPublished:February 5, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217287298

ISBN - 13:9780217287296

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