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1831 Excerpt: ...de Valence, Prince," answered he; "he has now in
this castle a beautiful lady, whom he brought from a foreign land,
and treats in a manner unbecoming a knight, or a man."--" And what
would you have me do?" said Wallace, willing to judge whether this
applicant were honest in his appeal. "Come in the power of your
royal brother," answered he, "and demand the Lady Helen Mar of Lord
de Valence." Helen, who had listened with trepidation to this
dialogue, drew nearer Wallace, and whispered in an agitated voice,
"Ah let us hasten away " The man was close enough to hear her. "Hah
" cried he, in a burst of doubtful joy: "Is it so? Is she here? say
so, noble knight, and Joppa Grimsby will serve ye both for ever
"--"Grimsby " cried Helen, recollecting his voice, the moment he
had declared his name: "What the honest English soldier?--I, and my
preserver, will indeed value so trusty a follower." The name of
Grimsby, was too familiar to the memory of Wallace, too closely
associated with his most cherished meditations, for him not to
recognise it with melancholy pleasure. He had never seen Grimsby,
but he knew him well worthy of his confidence; and ordering him (if
he really desired to follow Lady Helen) to bring two more horses
from the stables: --when they were brought, Wallace made the joyful
signal concerted with Bruce: --as soon as he and his charge were
safe out of the castle, he was to sound the Scottish pryse The
happy tidings met the ear of the Prince, while anxiously watching
the sleep of De Valence, for fear he should awake, and, leaving the
room, interrupt Wallace in his enterprise. What then was his
transport, when the first note of the horn burst upon the silence
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