Temugin; Or, the Tartar Chief. an Historical Romance Volume 3

Temugin; Or, the Tartar Chief. an Historical Romance Volume 3

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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. 1843 edition. Excerpt: ...indicated anxiety and impatience. " Soldiers, do your duty," said the officer in a commanding tone. " We are driven to this painful necessity, and must not make the slightest delay. " Hark! what shout was that. " Noble courtiers away! away! We must all away with the utmost speed. " Quickly bring the princess along. "Hark! again!" " Surely some of the insurgents must have poured into the capital!" The courtiers stayed not to hear another word. They made a simultaneous rush towards A the door, and left the apartments of the princess with the utmost haste and confusion. The rest of the palace was in a few moments deserted, with the exception of a few domestics, who had secreted themselves, from having no inclination to follow the others. " Retire with thy men," cried out the princess to the officer, in an imperative tone, " nor dare to put thy threats in execution of conveying me hence. " Soldiers, at your peril, approach me. Tremble at the resentment of the wife of Temugin." The soldiers remained at a respectful distance, and on the motion of the first officer they retired with him, for they had been previously instructed not to touch the princess, though they might, whilst the courtiers were present, be peremptorily ordered to seize her. The other officer, who appeared to be aged, now fell upon his kness before the princess, and thus spoke--" Humbly I tender my homage to thee, O daughter of the Khan. I have used the recent artifice to serve thee by alarming the courtiers for their own safety, and causing their precipitate flight from hence." " Who art thou, then?" enquired the princess, in surprise, surveying his martial garb. " Art thou a friend, disguised in the habit of a foe V " Exalted princess," replied the officer, " I came hither from thy...show more

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  • Paperback | 48 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 3mm | 104g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236658450
  • 9781236658456