Montezuma's Daughter

Montezuma's Daughter

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by H. Rider Haggard
     
 

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'Oh! it is you, Thomas,' she said, blushing as she spoke. 'I thought you were not—I mean that I am going home as it grows late. But say, why do you run so fast, and what has happened to you, Thomas, that your arm is bloody and you carry a sword in your hand?'
'I have no breath to speak yet,' I answered. 'Come back to the hawthorns and I will tell you.'
'No, I

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'Oh! it is you, Thomas,' she said, blushing as she spoke. 'I thought you were not—I mean that I am going home as it grows late. But say, why do you run so fast, and what has happened to you, Thomas, that your arm is bloody and you carry a sword in your hand?'
'I have no breath to speak yet,' I answered. 'Come back to the hawthorns and I will tell you.'
'No, I must be wending homewards. I have been among the trees for more than an hour, and there is little bloom upon them.'
'I could not come before, Lily. I was kept, and in a strange manner. Also I saw bloom as I ran.'
'Indeed, I never thought that you would come, Thomas,' she answered, looking down, 'who have other things to do than to go out maying like a girl. But I wish to hear your story, if it is short, and I will walk a little way with you.'
So we turned and walked side by side towards the great pollard oaks, and by the time that we reached them, I had told her the tale of the Spaniard, and how he strove to kill me, and how I had beaten him with my staff. Now Lily listened eagerly enough, and sighed with fear when she learned how close I had been to death.

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ISBN-13:
2940148369790
Publisher:
Hillside Publishing
Publication date:
01/08/2015
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428 KB

Meet the Author

Henry Rider Haggard was born at Bradenham, Norfolk, to Sir William Meybohm Rider Haggard, a barrister, and Ella Doveton, an author and poet. He was the eighth of ten children. He was initially sent to Garsington Rectory in Oxfordshire to study under the Reverend H.J. Graham but, unlike his older brothers who graduated from various Public Schools, he ended up attending Ipswich Grammar School. This was because his father, who regarded him as somebody who was not going to amount to much, could no longer afford to maintain his expensive private education. After failing his army entrance exam he was sent to a private ‘crammer’ in London to prepare for the entrance exam for the British Foreign Office, which in the end he never sat, From Wikipedia
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Montezuma's Daughter 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 12 reviews.
BooksMania More than 1 year ago
Fast paced, a true page-turner. A little hard to read because it was written in old style long sentences. A heart melting love story, an idealized love it is the one Otomie gives Thomas. Anyone who loves so wholly and deeply will relate to this woman's passion. Though, no indication is shown as of how did Otomie fall so madly in love with a stranger, there was no story to lead to that, and that is a minus. There is a lot to learn of the Aztec's rituals and practices, and of the end of its last monarch, Montezuma. If you enjoyed this book, also see the movie Apocalypse with Mel Gibson, and read Colin Falconer's Aztec - or the Feathered serpent, same book with different title.
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Too difficult to follow because of so many errors
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This book looks good. I love social studies type of books.