Excerpt from Titania: Tales and Legends
His dark locks had grown gray, his knightly spurs were rusty, and his features, once hand some and winning, had become hard, stern, and angular. His manners had lost their grace, and his heart its warmth. In this solitude he for got all except himself and his lost sovereign; even a nephew whom he had once fondly loved as a charming and engaging child was no longer remembered.
The Count's sorrow was not then very pro found when he received a letter sealed with black, announcing this nephew's death, and furthermore containing a request that he would adopt the nephew's orphan son. This was a most unexpected and unwelcome proposition, for since the Count was himself a boy, no child had been seen in the castle, nor had the silence of the lonely halls been broken by the cheerful echoes of a glad young voice.
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