The Camp on the Severn

The Camp on the Severn

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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. 1875 edition. Excerpt: ...hundred men instead of fifty, the case might be different." "But they are fifty Roman soldiers." Rutilius said no more; and in an hour, the whole party moved away from the farm, and resumed the pursuit, the veteran still acting as their guide. The eagerness of the party to overtake the fugitives was very great; they would not have cared so much for them, had not the crime of desertion, on the part of the military, been so heinous in their eyes. All that day they travelled very rapidly; the distant mountains became more distinct in the horizon, and the guide pointed out a gap between two precipitous-looking peaks, which he said was the pass they had to surmount. "There is one comfort," said he, "unless Brennus has taken to road making, they will hardly get the waggons up the pass." "But they will travel yet faster if they leave them." "They do not know we are in pursuit, and we shall find them lingering by their goods." "Onward then, my men, faster yet." "Why are you so silent, Arthur? does Black Care sit behind you in the saddle." "I know not; but I confess I do not like our expedition, my dear Marcus." "I think, Arthur, the less you say of that the better; J, believe your conduct has aroused suspicions already; I trust, my Arthur, they are unfounded, but between ourselves, if you do know anything of the way in which these miscreants escaped, I hope, for your sake, they will be surrounded and slain, while defending themselves, or trying to get away, --Dead men tell no tales." "Could you, in such a case, still feel to me as a brother, my Marcus?" "I would try; but I must say my principles are sorely tried already: it is not merely...show more

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  • Paperback
  • 189 x 246 x 2mm | 68g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236817583
  • 9781236817587