Stories and Pictures from Grecian History

Stories and Pictures from Grecian History

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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. 1869 edition. Excerpt: ... country beyond. Yet, after all the labour and expense incurred by carrying this work across the country for more than forty miles, no NEGLIGENCE. 173 opposition to the passage of Cyrus was attempted. This advantageous post was deserted, and when the prince arrived there, he perceived only the tracks of a retreating multitude of men and horses. " Only see, Harry, how exact this map is! here is the trench, or fosse, as it is called, here." " So there is! We are very much obliged to you, mamma, for lending us this nice Atlas: there would not be lialf the pleasure of reading without it." Since the king had suffered Cyrus and the army to pass this line without molestation, the prince, and everybody else, concluded that Artaxerxes had given up all thoughts of fighting. In the next day's march, order was therefore less attended to; and, on the day following, Cyrus quitted his horse, to ride at ease in his chariot, while the whole army marched carelessly along, as if in a time of peace they were moving from one town to another. It was very hot, and many of the soldiers, to relieve themselves from the burthen of their heavy armour, committed it to the waggons and baggage-horses. They were near the end of the days march, when Patagyas, one of the Persians in whom Cyrus most confided, was seen riding at full speed towards them, calling to every one he met, both in his own language and in Greek, that the king was at hand with a vast army, marching in order of battle! This intelligence occasioned general confusion among the Greeks, who expected Artaxerxes to charge them before they had time to put themselves in order. 174 CONFUSION. Cyrus leaping from his car, put on his corslet, mounted his horse, took his javelins in his hand, and ordered every man to arm...
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  • Paperback | 72 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 4mm | 145g
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236677978
  • 9781236677976