Ruins of the Rhine [Tr. from Rheinlands Sagen, by A. Von Reumont and Others] Ed. by C. White

Ruins of the Rhine [Tr. from Rheinlands Sagen, by A. Von Reumont and Others] Ed. by C. White

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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. 1838 edition. Excerpt: ... dowry of 3000 pounds of gold overcame their fears and consequently they advanced as they supposed towards the Ladies, but when they thought to seize their hands, their arms only came in contact with the cold mirror. At this the old man burst into a roar of laughter, which seemed to be repeated by a thousand echoes. Having enjoyed their confusion for a short time he exclaimed: "Come, come my gallant sons in law that are to be, since you are unable to find your way to the Ladies yourselves, I will assist you. " And so saying, he led them one by one to each of the maidens, and it was not long ere the charms of the ladies triumphed over their fears and they all became so desperately enamoured, that they implored the old gentleman to give his consent to their union. "With all my heart, " replied he, " and morever I will permit you a foretaste of your happiness. You may kiss your brides. " As it may be well imagined, they did not wait for a second bidding, so they instantly imprinted, some hundred kisses on the rosy lips of their charmers, the effect of which was that they became quite intoxicated with delight. "Hear me, my sons," said the old man, interrupting them, "you must now give a trifling proof of the sincerity of your love, without which I cannot consent to the marriage ceremony." "Willingly, willingly, " replied they, " ask for our lives and they are yours." "I admire your readiness," replied the father, " and will immediately put it to the test. The fact is this: My daughters lost their three favourite birds yesterday evening, one is a starling, the second a raven and the third a magpie. You will doubtless find them somewhere in the adjoining wood and you...show more

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  • Paperback | 78 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 4mm | 154g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236591399
  • 9781236591395