The Deluge. (of 2) Volume II

The Deluge. (of 2) Volume II

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Excerpt: ...commanded to burn all the villages and hamlets, so that the neighborhood seemed in the night one sea of fire; but Zamoyski cared not for that. "All right!" said he, "let them burn. We have a roof over our heads, but soon it will be pouring down their backs." And he was so satisfied with himself and rejoiced that he made a great feast that day and remained till late at the cups. A resounding orchestra played at the feast so loudly that, in spite of the thunder of artillery, it could be heard in the remotest trenches of the Swedes. But the Swedes cannonaded continually, so constantly indeed that the firing lasted the whole night. Next day a number of guns were brought to the king, which as soon as they were placed in the trenches began to work against the fortress. The king did not expect, it is true, to make a breach in the walls; he merely wished to instil into Zamoyski the conviction that he had determined to storm furiously and mercilessly. He wished to bring terror on them; but that was bringing terror on Poles.6 Zamoyski paid no attention to it for a moment, and often while on the walls he said, in time of the heaviest cannonading,show more

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  • Paperback
  • 188.98 x 246.13 x 13.46mm | 453.59g
  • English
  • Illustrations, black and white
  • 1236688821
  • 9781236688828

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