Treasure Island. the Black Arrow
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. 1915 edition. Excerpt: ...took a drink of his mulled ale, and lay back, smiling. Meanwhile, the boy upon the floor began to stir, and presently sat up and looked about him with a scare. " Hither," said Sir Daniel; and as the other rose at his command and came elowly towards him, he leaned back and laughed outright. " By the mod! " he cried, "a sturdy boy! " The lad flushed crimson with anger, and darted a look of hate out of his dark eyes. Now that he was on his legs, it was more diflicult to make certain of his age. His face looked somewhat older in expression, but it was as smooth as a young child's; and in bone and body he was unusually slender, and somewhat awkward of gait. " Ye have called me, Sir Daniel," he said. " Was it to laugh at my poor plight?" " Nay, now, let laugh," said the knight. " Good shrew, let laugh, I pray you. An ye could see yourself, I warrant ye would laugh the first." "Well," cried the lad, flushing, "ye shall answer this when ya answer for the other. Laugh while yet ye may! " " Nay, now, good cousin," replied Sir Daniel, with some earnestness, "think not that I mock at you, except in mirth, as between kinsfolk and singular friends. I will make you a marriage of a thousand pounds, go to! and cherish you exceedingly. I took you, indeed, roughly, as the time demanded; but from henceforth I shall ungrudgingly maintain and cheerfully serve you. Ye shall be Mrs. Shelton--Lady Shelton, by my troth! for the lad promiseth bravely. Tut! ye will not shy for honest laughter; it purgeth melancholy. They are no rogues who laugh, good cousin. Good mine host, lay me a meal now for my cousin, Master John. Sit ye down, ...
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