Dick Darlington, at Home and Abroad

Dick Darlington, at Home and Abroad

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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. 1881 edition. Excerpt: ...of batzen extra." Not without some difficulty young Robertson lifted up the heavy shirt of mail whilst Dick stooped down to have it put over his head. This was at last accomplished, though rather clumsily, and when Dick stood up he could scarcely bear the weight. "Why, the fellow this belonged to must have been quite a giant," said Walter, laughing. "It comes down to your shins and ever so far beyond the tips of your fingers. All right; now for the head-piece." Dick was just about to own that he could not stand any more of it, when his companion let down over his face the curtain of mail which hung from the steel cap and had a large round opening in front through which the wearer's face was intended to appear. Unfortunately, he had got hold of it hind-side foremost, so what became visible was not Dick's face, but the back of his head. "Take it off, take it off; it is smothering me," cried Dick hoarsely, just as the sound of the opening door echoed through the vaulted hall, and Herr Kletscher entered with the attendant. The wrath of the latter may be imagined, but words cannot do justice to the state of mind with which the enthusiastic artist witnessed the desecration of so antique a relic. It had been no easy thing to get into the armour; to get out of it again was a much harder task, and the roughness with which the angry old servant wanted to force it off would have cost Dick's face many a scratch and graze, had not Herr Kletscher's tender regard for the armour--not for Dick--caused the operation to be effected as gently as possible. At last Dick was freed from his unwelcome hide of iron, and the two friends were summarily expelled from the hall, not without threats of worse consequences if they ever...show more

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  • Paperback | 46 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 3mm | 100g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236826418
  • 9781236826411