The Forge in the Forest

The Forge in the Forest

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Excerpt: ...I bring you into such perils?" But she caught my hands and would have gone on her knees to me if I had not stayed her roughly. "Take me with you," she implored. "I can paddle, I can serve you as well as any man whom you can get. And I am brave, believe me. And how can I wait here when my boy, my darling, my Philip, is alone among those beasts? I would die every hour." How could I refuse her? Yet refuse her I would, I must. To take her would be to lessen my own powers, I thought, and to add tenfold to the peril of the venture. Nevertheless my heart did now so leap at the thought of this strange, close fellowship which she demanded, that I came near to silencing my better judgment, and saying she might go. But I shut my teeth obstinately on the words. At this moment, while she waited trembling, Marc once more intervened. "You might do far worse than take her, Father. No one else will serve you more bravely or more skilfully, I think." So Marc actually approved of this incredible proposal? Then was it, after all, so preposterous? My wavering must have shown itself in my face, for her own began to lighten rarely. "Butshow more

Product details

  • Paperback | 50 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 3mm | 109g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236732367
  • 9781236732361