Near the Throne; A Romantic Novel

Near the Throne; A Romantic Novel

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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. 1899 edition. Excerpt: ...the cripple by the shoulders, shoving him roughly to one side as the three Egyptians engaged in a subdued but animated conversation. That piece of brutality was nearly being the astrologer's last. The beggar suddenly straightened himself up to his full height, at once lost all his lameness, quickly drew something shining and sharp from his belt; but the next second Marcel checked this impulse of resentment and shrank back again to the dimensions of the deformed pauper_just in time, for Osman glanced around. And the hour was not yet. Putting the poniard back in its sheath, his features hard set and his steel gray eyes glistening, Marcel said to himself: "I have a great trust to fulfil." And he watched Nazira and her father enter the Palace with Murad, and saw her look back at him. " Here!" said the old trickster, assuming a generosity which he did not possess and tossing a coin. " Poor fellow!" Orde Hafid hobbled toward it with some fears as to whether his disguise had been discovered. "Heuh!" said Osman beneath his breath, ascending the stairs and smiling as the cripple picked up the piece of counterfeit money. " I've got rid of that!" Then to the beggar who bowed in mock gratitude he added: " Now be off--or else--the Nile!" He too went into the Palace. " For your master! " added Captain Balzar, with determined emphasis and looking after the Bey until the massive doors were closed by the Arabian servitors. Then flicking the coin into the river he went on: " Murad, that's where you're going!" Monsieur Taschereau, who had been quietly watching his chance, came up at this moment to Orde Hafid's double. " A woman taken to the secret...show more

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  • Paperback | 50 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 3mm | 109g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236938062
  • 9781236938060