Moredun; A Tale of the Twelve Hundred and Ten

Moredun; A Tale of the Twelve Hundred and Ten

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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. 1855 edition. Excerpt: ...over her form when roused from sleep by the noise of the upheaving ice, she looked a woman while still in her teens. Her countenance, which was noble and dignified in its expression, oval and regular in form, was pale even to whiteness, giving in some degree too marked an expression to her full dark eyes, and contrasting with the raven blackness of her locks, which fell in abundant and unconfined tresses over ler shoulders. Even in the subdued moonlight it could be seen that Isabella, daughter of David, Earl of Huntingdon, brother of the king, possessed beauty of no ordinary kind, and was justly considered the great ornament of her uncle's court. On hearing the call of the young knight to the king, she rose hastily, drew the cloak more closely around her, and after a glance into the adjoining chamber, to ascertain if the young Prince Alexander, her cousin, a boy twelve years of age, still slept soundly, she descended to the lower suite of rooms, intending to ask further particulars of the messengers; but the king with his two attendants had departed, and there remained only the third knight, who knew little of the state of affairs, personally, at Perth, and who departed instantly after a horse had been brought to replace that which the king had mounted. She retired again to her chamber, but could not sleep--the noise without, and anxiety regarding the fate of the queen, kept her agitated and restless. As the dull morning began to appear, she arose, put on her walking habiliments, and went out on the esplanade, leaving her cousin still asleep. Ere quitting his apartment, she could not resist stopping to admire his youthful beauty, and the promise of manly grace which his form presented. His auburn locks, parted in the middle of a high...show more

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  • Paperback | 38 pages
  • 188.98 x 246.13 x 2.03mm | 90.72g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • Illustrations, black and white
  • 1236635981
  • 9781236635983