The Elson Readers. Readers Volume 7

The Elson Readers. Readers Volume 7

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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. 1921 edition. Excerpt: ...on. After a short time, Bruce, who was look-ing out anxiously for the enemy, saw a body of English cavalry trying to get into Stirling from the eastward. This was the Lord Clifford, who, with a chosen body of eight hundred horse, had been detached to relieve the castle. "See, Randolph," said the King to his nephew, "there is a rose fallen from your chaplet." By this he meant that Randolph had lost some honor by suffering the enemy to pass where he had been stationed to hinder them. Randolph made no reply, but rushed against Clifford with little more than half his number. The Scotch were on foot. The English turned to charge them with their lances, and Randolph drew up his men in close order to receive the onset. He seemed to be in so much danger that Douglasasked leave of the King to go and assist him. The King refused him permission. "Let Randolph," he said, "redeem his own fault; I cannot break the order-of battle for his sake." Still the danger appeared greater, and the_English horse seemed entirely to encompass the small handful of Scotch infantry. "So please you," said Douglas to the King, "my heart will not sufier me to stand idle and see Randolph perish--I must go to his assistance." He rode off accordingly; but long before they had reached the place of 5 combat, they saw the English horses galloping off, many with empty saddles. "Halt!" said Douglas to his men, "Randolph has gained the day; since we were not soon enough to help him in the battle, do not let us lessen his glory by approaching the field." Now, that 10 was nobly done; especially as Douglas and Randolph were always contending which should rise higher in the good opinion more

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  • Paperback | 150 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 8mm | 281g
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236878639
  • 9781236878632