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. 1870 Excerpt: ...began with unsteady hand to load the four double-barrels it contained. This was only half done when he heard a gentle step in the corridor, and the next moment a knock at his own door. He shut the gun-case, and drew the bolt, and in rushed the gardener, Wenzel, who instantly shot the bolt back again. No wonder the Director was startled at sight of his confidant, for Wenzel's swollen cheeks were noticeably flushed, his hair wild, he wore no coat, and his bare feet were merely pushed into slippers, added to which his face conveyed all of terror that a human visage can. It took some time to get at his story, and, even when he was able to utter, it was no easy matter to understand its nature, for "her Excellency, little Abraham, and the hussar Ferko," were mixed up therein in inextricable confusion. This much, however, the Director took in, that everything hinged upon Farkas maintaining his incognito, and (as the gardener had fled before the kitchen scene of recognition) he flattered himself he might yet arrive in time, and employ his cunning successfully in his friend's behalf. Leaving, therefore, the terrified Wenzel where he was, the Director hurried through the now lighted corridors, and down the chief staircase to the castle door, then across the dark front, where he observed a figure coming towards him with a lantern, and taking it for granted it was one of the servants, he went up, intending to borrow the lantern, and found himself in the immediate presence of her Excellency. There was no avoiding the unwelcome encounter, and, therefore, believing a bold policy to be the best, "Your Excellency," said he, taking off his hat, "I am hunying off to inquire into some misunderstanding which the gardener has just announced--something ab...

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Charles Vetter Du Lys
Paperback | 58 pages
189 x 246 x 3mm | 122g
Publication date
01 May 2012
Publication City/Country
Miami Fl, United States
Illustrations note
black & white illustrations