Captain Hawk, Or, the Life of a Highwayman; A Romance

Captain Hawk, Or, the Life of a Highwayman; A Romance

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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. 1863 edition. Excerpt: ...and, now I think of it. the emperor has said something to me or the same sort." " Then he had it from my uncle." " He said as much." " I have no doubt of it. Oh, prince, if my uncle had but been alive! But he is dead, poor dear man." - ' What a pity!" " He would have known you, prince." " Would he? Well, I am sorry he is dead, then. It would be so really delightful to have somebody here who would know me." " So it would. But they might steal--" "Eh?--steal?" " You from us." " Oh--ah, to be sure. But I beg to assure you that I shall be quite, in a manner of speaking--" " Transported, I hope." " The devil!" " To see the Austrian ambassador, w" will be here immediately, I expect, have sent a special messenger to in. him here to-night, quite on youraccoun, prince." " Then allow me, madam, to say that THE SHADOW OF DEATH. you have done a very imprudent thing; for the last words of the emperor to me were, 'Now, Charles, don't see or exchange one word with our ambassador, as your mission is a state secret from him, and you must not know him, nor he you, if it can be helped.' " " Good gracious, what can I do?" " I don't know. But I must leave you, madam." " Oh, I shall faint." " And so shall I," said Lady Matilda. " Don't think of such a thing," said Captain Hawk, " I beg of you. Ladies, I will, if you please, take--" Count Killmanseggilic, the Austrian ambassador, and suite," cried the majordomo at the saloon door. " D--n his suite," said Captain Hawk. The marchioness uttered a faint scream, and Lady Deliva, who had been scanning...show more

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  • Paperback | 84 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 4mm | 168g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236503317
  • 9781236503312