The Magic Goblet; A Swedish Tale Volume 2

The Magic Goblet; A Swedish Tale Volume 2

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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. 1845 edition. Excerpt: ...of the same day, the provost went with me to the castle. Walking through its long, gloomy passages, it was as if I was already living in the land of traditions; and Iwas wholly in it, when two heavy folding-doors were opened, and we entered into a large eight-cornered hall, whose gold-printed leather tapestry had here and there got loose from the wall, and was now floating with the whims of the whistling wind. The Gothic windows reached almost to the vaulted ceiling. Our steps re-echoed on the polished floor. This was unpleasant to me, for I had fancied that in this enchanted castle one would hover like a spirit. But my delight soon came to an end. My eyes had not devoured one half of all the trophies, pictures, and curious things, when other folding-doors were opened, and we stood in a room less spacious, in the presence. of the exalted occupant of this enormous ruin. On a. sofa covered with blue velvet, lay a tall, thin gentleman, examining with a critical eye, the polished lock of a double-barrelled rifle, which a young lad of about fifteen years had neatly cleansed and handed to him. " That is very well, Borgstedtl You' may in time become overseer over my armoury," said the count, without vouchsafing the deeply bowing provost a look. " But now go, my boy," added he, " and tell the sluggards, the boobies outside the door, they should look out that no one enter without being first announced. Ah! it is Provost Oernroos. Well, you are welcome! But what sheep have you caught there and brought with you? It is none of your flock, as I see----Was no one in the ante'-room? " "No, your excellency, no one by whom I might have sent in my name," answered the provost, bowing again most humbly....show more

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  • Paperback | 70 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 4mm | 141g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236952375
  • 9781236952370