St. Nicholas; An Illustrated Magazine for Young Folks Volume 15

St. Nicholas; An Illustrated Magazine for Young Folks Volume 15

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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. 1887 edition. Excerpt: ...of light, of gold, and of jewels, the splendid uniforms of the men, the beautiful dresses of the women, the flowers, the stirring music of the royal bands, almost bewildered her. She glided along between her uncle and her aunt, as if she were in a dream; quite unconscious that the presence of a little girl in that august assembly was causing princes and marshals and grand-duchesses to look with a curious interest at her. At length she reached the throne room, and the Czar and Czarina entered. His impressive figure, and potent face, fascinated her child-heart. This I will as publicly re-instate him. At the feast of mighty Czar had given her back father, mother, St. Nicholas I will make him a marshal of the empire. The ukase shall be written, and you shall receive it for him.' And my soul spoke without being bidden, and before I even thought of the words I answered: " 'Sire, Prince BazaroPf's little daughter is with me. Permit her to have this great joy and honor.' " And the Czar said: ' Let it be so.' " Well, then, there is nothing else to be done." "Perhaps he will even speak to you, child. What will you say? There must certainly be a little speech prepared." " Dear Aunt, when the heart is full. something crosses your mind and you speak. I shall find words, no doubt. But who shall go and tell Michael?--Michael waiting in that sad room at Bazaroff? " "This very hour, my child, I will send a safe messenger to him." The next day they left Moscow for St. Petersburg. The feast of St. Nicholas was close at hand and Feodosia must have garments fit for the royal presence. But she begged to retain her own costume. " I have been taught how to wear...show more

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  • Paperback | 224 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 12mm | 408g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236840054
  • 9781236840059