The Deluge. An Historical Novel of Poland, Sweden, and Russia. A Sequel to "With Fire and Sword." (1893, C1891) Volume: 2
THE war with, cannon was no bar to negotiations, which the fathers determined to use at every opportunity. They wished to delude the enemy and procrastinate till aid came, or at least severe winter. But Miller did not cease to believe that the monks wished merely to extort the best terms. In the evening, therefore, after that cannonading, he sent Colonel Kuklinovski again with a summons to surrender. The prior showed Kuklinovski the safeguard of the king, which closed his mouth at once. But Miller had a later command of the king to occupy Boleslav, Vyelunie, Kjepits, and Chenstohova. "Take this order to them," said he to Kuklinovski; " for I think that they will lack means of evasion when it is shown them." But he was deceived.
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