The Surgeon's Stories Volume 3

The Surgeon's Stories Volume 3

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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. 1884 edition. Excerpt: ...all the partisans started forward with the thundering field-cry of " King Charles," and crowded into the court. Here were about twenty men of the guard carelessly scattered about enjoying their midday rest. They had stacked their arms by the steps of the little country-house which was to give way to make room for the stately stone mansion. Before they could get weapons the freebooters were ahead of them and succeeded, now well armed, with several violent assaults in driving them over the low half-finished walls. This was only a prelude to the real play, --one that had a more precious object in view. At the first outcry Bertelskold started for the main entrance, intending to crowd into the house and decide the destiny of the day before the guards could come to their senses. But here he met a gigantic guard who was posted in the vestibule and stopped the passage. A strife of doubtful issue arose between him and Bertelskold, --a strife between Titans, both equal in hight and bodily vigor. Finally, the count's more practiced fencing prevailed; the faithful guard fell at his post like an honest soldier, and Bertelskold pressed on. He met new obstacles. The doors were locked on the inside, an evidence that those within had presence of mind enough to make use of the seconds. " In through the windows! " shouted Luukkonen. They had no time to break in the doors. Uingstrom was the first who jumped in. The rich roasts were still fragrant, as were also other remains of the repast, but no one had time to enjoy them. Langstrom burst open the nearest door and found himself in the midst of a group of weeping female servants. But as courtesy to the fair sex was no affair of the valiant captain's, he was less than ever in his place here. He tried to push...show more

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  • Paperback | 104 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 6mm | 200g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236668340
  • 9781236668349