Christabel

Christabel

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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. 1872 edition. Excerpt: ...you, the whole lot of you are peasant girls, with deep blue eyes!" Now--(general protest) all of you, sing away to him. Now then! Song--Sintram, Fritz and ErltndA--A Village Roundelay, Exit. Seltz. (loolcing at talisman) Extraordinary arrangement, and works capitally. I couldn't send them to sleep quicker with one of my own jokes than I do with this. (looking off, R.) Ha, here he comes, dressed in the full style and trappings, proper to a Saxon Peer! (calling off) Show him this way. Sir Hubert--this way. Enter Smith, following Sir Hubert, mechanically, he is dressed in the robes of a peer, with an uncomfortably long sword, buckled round his waist--sir Hubert carries a modern bandbox in his hand. Smith, (dolefully) What is your game now? Do give me that confounded apparatus, and let me call a cab and catch the next boat for Seltz. (waving it and cutting him short) S'sh! you are forgetting--you don't live in an age of cabs and boats, there is nothing to catch here, but wild boars and influenza! Consider yourself a Saxon Duke, come to claim the hand of the Lady Bertha! Smith. I do! Sir H. And so doing, bound to meet in mortal combat, your deadly rival, Sir Hubert de Bow, before sunset! Smith. With pleasure! What will you fight with? Sir H. (terribly) The double-spiked battle axe! Smith (aside) I wonder what I've done with my revolver! looks for hit pocket--remembers he is dressed up as a peer) I forgot, I'm dressed according to my exalted rank. Been made to send to London for this, and just got it by telegraphic delivery. Where's the hat? (sir Hubert opens bandbox, puts on peer's coronet) I feel like one of the kings in the caldron scene in Macbeth. Seltz. Macbeth! Do you know him? Why he was here only last week. Smith. What, starring with a...show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 64 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 3mm | 132g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236553934
  • 9781236553935