Miss Pen and Her Niece, Or, the Old Maid and the Young One Volume 3

Miss Pen and Her Niece, Or, the Old Maid and the Young One Volume 3

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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. 1844 edition. Excerpt: ...upon the glory he was to win in the Holy Land, under the banner of the Prince of Wales, but as the na-tural and certain fruition of the noble promise of his youth-hood. And it was generally and implicitly supposed that the glorious hope of England, the chi-valrous Prince Edward had but to ap-pear in Palestine, and the way to the Holy Sepulchre would be cleared before him. So having not a fear for the future, the faithful burghers of Egremont gave themselves up to the happy influences of the hour, whilst within the Castle, many of the nobility and gentry of the neighbourhood beguiled the time in more courtly and dignified amusements. But as evening approached, Lord Eustace retired from the gay scene. Having descended to the court-yard, he found his faithful attendant Hugo, with horses ready accoutred, waiting his appearance. As his Lord approached the horse, he bent his knee respectfully, and held the stirrup, but Sir Eustace motioned him to rise: " I thank you for your thoughtfulness, my good Hugo, but I do not require my horse: I shall walk." "You will permit me to attend you, my Lord?" "By no means: return to the hall and join the revellers; it may be long ere you participate in their sports again." With a low reverence Hugo retired, and the young nobleman proceeded to the tower in the south wall; here his vassals with respectful gestures made way for him, and as he gained the outside entrance of the tower, he was passing on towards the draw-bridge which the warders were lowering over the deep moat, when a sudden thought struck him and he turned. He approached the portcullis which had just been raised for his exit, and took hold of a horn which hung under the arch-way suspended by strong leathern...
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  • Paperback | 46 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 3mm | 100g
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236818547
  • 9781236818546