Beyond the Palaeocrystic Sea, Or, the Legend of Halfjord

Beyond the Palaeocrystic Sea, Or, the Legend of Halfjord

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1895 edition. Excerpt: ...short distance from them and an officer approaching hurriedly with evident signs of excitement spoke without waiting to be addressed: "King, a man from Landsvag seeks audience with thee; he says he comes with a message from Halfjord and would deliver unto thee alone." "What manner of man is he, Hengis?" asked the king. "Of fine presence and lordly bearing, king--a soldier of tried mettle if I mistake not." "We will see him; bid him here, Hengis." As the officer moved away to execute the king's order the latter turned to Eric and said, half playfully: "A pleasing fancy hath hold of my mind, Eric--what if this messenger were your own doughty Olaf? " "Halfjord might not trust his most mighty leader in thy hands, Harold." "I know not; Halfjord doth know we make war as men and destroy not those who come unto us in peace with fair words on their tongues." Eric shook his head, saying, as he peered into the distance: "Thou shalt soon know; here cometh him who would speak with thee." "Then bid them bring lights that we may see the face of him who beareth Halfjord's message." Olaf, with young egge, had ridden first to org's castle and, leaving his son to guard their home, org had joined Olaf. Together they entered the enemy's camp; they were surrounded and after stating their mission held until Harold gave orders to have them brought to him. Eric soon had a number of torches burning around the king's quarters, their fitful, ruddy glow, painfully suggestive of the blood that had been shed by these rude warriors, combined with the black and swarthy forms that moved to and fro amid the lurid glare, suggesting to the...show more

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  • Paperback | 44 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 2mm | 95g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236779835
  • 9781236779830