The Ransom; A Tale of the Thirteenth Century, Founded on a Family Tradition Volume 2

The Ransom; A Tale of the Thirteenth Century, Founded on a Family Tradition 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. 1846 edition. Excerpt: ...as his favourite knight entered, followed by two muffled figures. "I have brought you a suppliant, Sir Count," replied Kegnier; "go forward, maiden, and urge your request to this noble Prince." Eudocia threw back her mantle, and advanced. As the Count d'Artois caught sight of her pale, beautiful face, he started, and uttered an exclamation of impatient anger. "Why, in the fiend's name, d'Arcy," he exclaimed, " did you bring the screaming wench here? Has she not done enough mischief already?" "Too much, too much, Royal Sir," said the young Greek, preventing the reply of her protector. "My foolish fear has lured a noble and brave youth to a fate, worse perhaps than death--or it may be to death itself. But, oh! Count Robert, for the sake of your own honour, of your own peace of mind hereafter, save him, I beseech you! I am not a low-born peasant," she continued, "but a descendant of that Isaac who once wore the crown of Cyprus. We are poor, but honest, and alas! I thought rather of my noble blood and the honour of our house, when my wild scream brought the gallant Wilfred to his ruin, than of my supposed condition. Think only if you had been in his place, noble Artois--if you were now, as he is, a prisoner, awaiting such a fate--what would be your feelings? Be generous, and win a hero's true glory by interceding for your rash young assailant!" She was silent, but her eyes still eloquently appealed to the already touched Artois. He had risen, and now with a flushed cheek assured her, that it was not his wish that Wilfred should receive other chastisement than he himself would have inflicted. "For," he continued, proudly, "I am the guardian of my own honour;...show more

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  • Paperback | 48 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 3mm | 104g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236889800
  • 9781236889805