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Sir Walter Scott's Quentin Durward (Paperback) Loot Price: R219
Discovery Miles 2 190
Sir Walter Scott's Quentin Durward (Paperback): Society Of American Research, Walter Scott
Sir Walter Scott's Quentin Durward (Paperback): Society Of American Research, Walter Scott

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Sir Walter Scott's Quentin Durward (Paperback)

Society Of American Research, Walter Scott

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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. 1910 edition. Excerpt: ... pace as she spoke; but with so little success that she must have fallen from exhaustion had not Durward supported her. With the tenderness of a mother, when she conveys her infant out of danger, the young Scot raised his precious charge in his arms; and, while she encircled his neck with one arm, lost to every other thought save the desire of escaping, he would not have wished one of the risks of the night unencountered, since such had been the conclusion. The honest burgomaster was, in his turn, supported and dragged forward by his faithful counsellor Peter and another of his clerks; and thus, in breathless haste, they reached the banks of the river, encountering many strolling bands of citizens, who were eager to know the event of the siege, and the truth of certain rumours already afloat, that the conquerors had quarrelled among themselves. Evading their curiosity as they best could, the exertions of Peter and some of his companions at length procured a boat for the use of the company, and with it an opportunity of enjoying some repose, equally welcome to Isabelle, who continued to lie almost motionless in the arms of her preserver, and to the worthy burgomaster, who, after delivering a broken string of thanks to Durward, whose mind was at the time too much occupied to answer him, began a long harangue, which he addressed to Peter, upon his own courage and benevolence, and the dangers to which these virtues had exposed him on this and other occasions. 'Peter--Peter, ' he said, resuming the complaint of the preceding evening, 'if I had not had a bold heart, I would never have stood out against paying the burgher's twentieths, when every other living soul was willing to pay the same. Ay, and then a less stout heart had not seduced me...


Imprint: Rarebooksclub.com
Country of origin: United States
Release date: May 2014
First published: May 2014
Authors: Society Of American Research • Walter Scott
Dimensions: 246 x 189 x 11mm (L x W x T)
Format: Paperback - Trade
Pages: 200
ISBN-13: 978-1-150-04644-5
Barcode: 9781150046445
Categories: Books
LSN: 1-150-04644-9

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