Household Words Volume 10

Household Words Volume 10

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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. 1851 edition. Excerpt: ... CHAPTER THE EIGHTH. Grimbart and Reineke went straight across the heath, towards the royal palace. Reineke said: -Happen what may, this time I feel that am going to good fortune. Dear nephew, I have committed some more sins since I last made confession. Listen to me.--And thereupon he told, with great delight, of one more prank that he had played upon the wolf.--There, nephew, I have'made con fession; now teach me how to obtain pardon. Grunbart said: I find you laden with fresh sins. They follow at your heels, and you have no time to escape them; for I fear you are near death. Lest, therefore, they overtake you suddenly, I now absolve you from them. Ah, ou will not be forgiven for the are and Bird, when you come before the King. How could you behave so rashly?--Pooh! said Reineke, one has to make one's own way in the world. One can't behave as in a monastery. He who sells honey licks his fingers, now and then. Lampe took my fancy; he frisked up and down before my eyes; his fat little body tickled me; andl ut love aside. As for Belline, w at trouble his stupidity had given me! Well; dead is dead, as you say. We will change the subject. Relneke then began to show how the King was himself a robber, and his lords were robbers, and the Fox was only persecuted for his want of privilege. Reineke then dilated disrespectfully upon the shortcomings of the priests, and counted priestcraft as more hurtful than the craft of foxes. Uncle, the Badger said, I find it strange that you confess the sins of other peo le, when you have so many o think of. So they how he was persecuted by his enemies; and being under ban, was yet afraid to go to Rome, and leave his family in Bl'uin's neighbourhood. Martin enlightened Reineke u on the practice...show more

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  • Paperback | 206 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 11mm | 376g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236851714
  • 9781236851710