A Noble Heart, from the Fr. of Etienne Marcel, by E.F.R

A Noble Heart, from the Fr. of Etienne Marcel, by E.F.R

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1885 edition. Excerpt: ...by the summer breeze to the ears of Englebert. "Yes, I know what it is," bitterly muttered the young Fleming; "our guest spoke to us of this just now. They are insurgents, sans-culottes, friends of the French republicans." As he pronounced the last words the melodious voice of the young man became low and harsh; his fair brow was contracted by a frown; his colour changed; his eyes flashed. With an imperious gesture to the servant who stood trembling before him to let him pass, he walked hastily towards the house, and passed through it to the yard, which opened on the road. He was greatly agitated. The strong alone are calm; the nervous, the weak, easily become violent. As he reached the yard the band of rioters were in sight. They approached slowly by the path which ran along the hedge at the foot of the hill. Above the corn, just beginning to ripen, which clothed the earth with a garment of pale golden hue, and above the fields of purple Lucerne, appeared two or three large banners borne by the foremost of the troop. "When the light wind, perfumed by the new cut hay, unfurled them, Englebert could read their mottoes, " War to tyrants." "War to property." "Death to traitors." "Death to nobles." He shrugged his shoulders with a smile of contempt, and thought how different were these brutal devices from the peaceful emblems which on the morrow would accompany the God of Love. When the troop had arrived at a short distance from the habitation, it was evident that they did not intend to pass by and leave it unmolested. About a dozen men detached themselves from the main body, and turned into the short avenue of hazel and lime trees which led to the entrance gate. Englebert, as the...show more

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  • Paperback | 26 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 1mm | 68g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236524241
  • 9781236524249