The Danes in England

The Danes in England

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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. 1878 edition. Excerpt: ...tongues going, news flies apace." The young Thane half turned in his saddle to rate his follower for such freedom of speech; but he checked himself: perhaps he was not without curiosity to hear what he might on so interesting a topic, even from his henchman; and Wyttekin, not finding himself stopped, went on as follows: "Light a beacon on Thanet, and others will soon carry the tidings it tells to the Land's End, and your female gossips have a knack the same way. My Lady Abbess told my Lady Superior, who just mentioned it to Sister Ursula, who whispered it to Dorcas when she brought the simples for my Lady Superior's rheumatics, who on her way home early this morning described to your humble servant how piteously the poor Danish maiden wept at my Lady Abbess's feet till wellnigh midnight, and made no more ado about it, but abjured Thor and Odin and all the rest of 'em, but said she was not good enough to be a nun for seven years at least. I '11 warrant you the story lost nothing in travelling over half a dozen tongues, and none the less that they were women's; so I '11 be bold to say Dame Dorcas's seven years were only months when Sister Ursula told her, and like enough only seven days when my Lady Abbess told my Lady Superior; so that our novice may be an out-and-out nun ere the week be over." "Silence, churl!" exclaimed Leowolf, in great wrath. "Keep thy tongue within bounds, unless thou wouldst taste of the stirrup leather at our next halt." At this sudden rebuff the disconcerted henchman fell back a little, but after a minute or two his young master beckoned him again to his side, saying, "I chid thee over-hastily even now; I should rather blame myself in that I gave thee over-much licence. If...show more

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  • Paperback | 46 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 3mm | 100g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236961269
  • 9781236961266