Tales of the East Volume 2

Tales of the East Volume 2

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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. 1812 edition. Excerpt: ... ended in sorrow; for as soon as my spirits had lodged themselves in the substance of the doc, the traitor conveyed his into my body; and bending my own bow at me, he took his aim to wound me; and had succeeded in his attempt, if, judging of his intent by the action, I had not saved myself by a speedy flight. He nevertheless let the arrow fly, which spent its force upon the air. You see me now reduced to associate with the wild inhabitants of the woods and the mountains; happy, if I had resembled them in every thing, and that, in losing the outward figure, I had likewise lost the reason'proper to man! Then had I not been delivered up as a pre to a thousand afilictiug reflections. W ilelwasemployedindeploringmymisery in the forests, the dervis filled the throne of Mousel, and, which was the greatest torment to me, possessed Zemroudewithout a rival. He left his own body in the wood; and, triumphing in the use of mine, enjoyed the sweets of empire unmolested.' But, as he feared, lest by virtue of the secret which had been so fatal to me, I might find means of introducing myself into the palace, and of taking vengeance upon his perfidy, he issued out an order, the very day that he usurped my dignity, to have all the deer within the kingdom killed: For, says he, I am resolved, out of an aversion I have for those animals, to purge my realm of them. Moreover, to incite his subjects to be more industrious in extirpating 'those creatures, he put out a proclamation with the reward of thirty sequins for the head of every deer that should be brought to him._ The people of Mousel, urged on by the hopes of lucre, were seen immediately to issue out of the city, and to range about the country with their hows ready strung, and their quivers well...show more

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  • Paperback | 644 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 33mm | 1,134g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236784618
  • 9781236784612