The Cossack's Grave. Theresa

The Cossack's Grave. Theresa

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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. 1842 edition. Excerpt: ...his surprise, this terrific beard remained detached in his hands; when he perceived a youthful face, with slight mustachios--tinged by the blood flowing from its mouth and nose! " Do you take me for an ox, sir, that you strike so hard?"--cried the culprit. " Get up with you!" said Servian, taking possession of the beard and dagger, by way of evidence. "And now proceed to the Chateau. Do not attempt to escape, or at the very first movement, I will break your head with your own bludgeon." "Let us understand each other, pray," said the robber, drawing forth a silk handkerchief to wipe the blood from his face; " for whom do you take me '2" " T/zat we shall know at the next assizes!" " The assizes?"--ejaculated the prisoner. " Do you take me for a thief?--No more than yourself!" "That must be determined before the oflicers of justice," replied Servian, coolly. " Do me the honour of looking at me, and tell me whether I really look like a malefactor," rejoined the offender. " My costume is certainly not in my favour; but fools alone judge mankind by their externals. From the weight of your fist, I conclude you, sir, to be a man of genius. Survey me impartially. Have I a rogue's face? Is my waist that of a brigand? Did you ever see a thief with such hands and nails?" And he accordingly exhibited a pair of hands, the elegance and cleanliness of which were such as are seldom seen amongst the lawless adventurers of the road. Far from appeasing Servian, however, these arguments served to increase his indignation. " If not a thief," cried he, " you are something worse; and such a justification will...show more

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  • Paperback | 50 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 3mm | 109g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 123692844X
  • 9781236928443