The captain of the guard

The captain of the guard

by James Grant
     
 

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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. 1904 Excerpt: ...And then, as the devil would have it, 1 got embroiled with Madame la Marechale de Loheac, while her patriotic husband was fighting those insolent English

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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. 1904 Excerpt: ...And then, as the devil would have it, 1 got embroiled with Madame la Marechale de Loheac, while her patriotic husband was fighting those insolent English last year in Bretagne and Anjou.' 'But--but, your grace,' stammered Gray, who felt as if he was on the eve of losing his Murielle for ever, 'you are solemnly betrothed to Mademoiselle of France.' 'I am--and what then?' 'Such a contract cannot be broken.' 'Save by the pope, so the earl of Douglas is now on his way to Rome with Dame Murielle; I mean to accompany them, and so may you, if you care for attaching yourself to my fortunes, or misfortunes rather. That contract, moreover, was made when my father was regent of Scotland, and the king was a prisoner of war in England--and Mademoiselle of France considers me but as an outlaw now.' Then, after humming a lively French air, Albany said, 'Tis said Murielle Douglas sings like a throstle, when winging its way aloft on a beltane morning. The throstle!' he added, letting his chin drop on his breast with an air of tipsy sadness, 'ah! that makes me desperate plots, I may never see again, and my heart is wrung within me, when I think of the bonnie birken woods that shed their autumn leaves upon my mother's grave.' After a pause Albany suddenly raised his head, and Gray was moved to perceive that his fine dark eyes were full of tears; but he again filled and drained his cup of wine, and it had the effect of completely intoxicating him. 'It has been arranged that your grace was to meet the earl on his travel r asked Gray. 'Yes; and he sent our good friend Achanna, with a message inviting me to join him and my intended little duchess at Bommel,' replied Albany, laughing; 'and so I have been travelling so fast, that my horses must have discovered an impatient lover wa...

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ISBN-13:
2940018030034
Publisher:
London Routledge, Warne & Routledge
Format:
NOOK Book
File size:
667 KB

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