The Steadfast Gabriel

The Steadfast Gabriel

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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. 1881 edition. Excerpt: ...grim pictures of warriors, in complete armour, and on huge prancing steeds, much resembling that which the steward rode, completed Gabriel's astonishment. But soon the old woman led them to her little room, where they found bread and honey, fresh milk, and fine fruit, grapes and mellow apples, pears and plums, placed on a table for them. Having partaken of these, and the rest of the fruit being put into a basket, with a large honeycomb, for them to take home, they asked to go in the garden; and the old man took them there, and said that they might run about till he came to them, as he would now rub down the ponies. And here, indeed, they saw a region of wonders: they came at first on a large flowergarden, which was terminated by a sort of pavilion or summer-house on the wall. Before it played a fountain, and around it were many artfully-constructed beds, intermingled with statues and vases, and large orange-trees standing in painted tubs, which Gerald said were a present to the late Lord Montjoy from the king of Spain. When they came to the pavilion, which had statues in niches on each side of the door, and the arms of the Montjoys finely carved over it, they stood and admired it for some time; they G then went in, and were struck with wonder at the beautiful pictures with which all the ceiling was covered, of gods and goddesses, but still more with the views from the large windows. These gave a vast and magnificent view over all the woods of Wichnor. There, on its lofty hill, seemingly at a little distance, stood Wichnor Tower, the home of Gerald and Ellinor. There was something sublime in its soaring position high above the ocean of wood that showed for miles around. Wherever they looked, the view was immense, and gave Gabriel a feeling that...show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 42 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 2mm | 95g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236562992
  • 9781236562999