1st-7th Reader Volume 7

1st-7th Reader Volume 7

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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. 1910 edition. Excerpt: ...therefore caused this part of his model to be made hollow and filled with food. Obtaining two fierce young mastiffs, he trained them to fly at the under side of the monster, while he mounted his war horse, and endeavored to accustom it likewise to attack the strange shape without swerving. When the bold knight thought the education of horse and dogs complete, he returned to Rhodes. Fearing to be prevented from carrying out his design, he did not land at the city, but on a remote part of the coast, whence he made his way to the Chapel of St. Stephen. There, after having recommended himself to God, he left his two French squires. He instructed them to return home if he were slain, but to watch and come to him if he killed the dragon, or were only hurt by it. He then rode down the hillside, and towards the haunt of the dragon. The monster roused itself at his advance. He charged it with his lance; but this weapon proved perfectly useless against the scales. His horse was quick to perceive the difference between the true and the false monster, and started back, so that he was foreed to leap to the ground. The two dogs were more stanch, and sprang at the animal, whilst their master struck at it with his sword. But he failed to reach a vulnerable part, and a blow from the beast's tail threw him down. The dragon was turning upon him, when the movement left the undefended belly exposed. Both mastiffs fastened on it at once, and the knight, regaining his feet, thrust his sword into it. There was a death grapple, and finally the servants, coming down the hill, found their knight lying apparently dead under the carcass of the dragon. When they had released him, taken off his helmet, and sprinkled him with water, he recovered. Presently he was led into the...show more

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  • Paperback | 62 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 3mm | 127g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236655222
  • 9781236655226