Amaryllis Sarniensis, Or, the Guernsey Lily

Amaryllis Sarniensis, Or, the Guernsey Lily

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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. 1869 edition. Excerpt: explain how it was that Captain van Vanderneer had been unable to keep his promise; then it was, that dissembling his disappointment, hewelcomed me as an old friend, insisted on entertaining me, and proposing my future health and happiness, engaged me to drink bumper after bumper of some rare liqueur, and at parting, insisted on another to the health of my young bride. I doubt not, that it was the last glass which threw me senseless to the ground before I had left his door but a few minutes. As for his calumnies about my robbery and evil companions, they are mere inventions to enable him to impose upon you. My name is Geraart van Sluits. I am by profession a musician. I never spake to Herr van Ostade till the night you found me. I am the husband of Captain Vanderneer's daughter, a citizen of Rotterdam, and an honest man, with an unsullied name and a spotless reputation; and, though I verily believe you have been merely the tool of Ostade, I now give you notice that you have rendered yourself amenable to the punishment of the law, by aiding and assisting in a most unlawful deed, and I call upon you to put me on shore as soon as opportunity offers, and restore me to my freedom; when Herr van Ostade shall answer for the outrage he has committed on me, and on the laws of his country." During this time the captain had been violently moved; he saw by the manner of Geraart, that all he spoke was truth, his knowledge of his papers confirmed it, and he not only felt great pity for Geraart and his young bride, but most indignant at the deception passed on himself by his owner. He felt he had been made a cat's-paw of, and that in case of legal proceedings, Ostade would not scruple to turn round on him, and throw all the guilt on his shoulders; and...
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  • Paperback | 42 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 2mm | 95g
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236562453
  • 9781236562456