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    Mrs. Hofland (Author)

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This historic book may have numerous typos, missing text or index. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. 1838. Not illustrated. Excerpt: ... CHAPTER XII. The following day Humphrey went out again to fish, and as no person approached him during the whole day, suspicion as to Theodore's first interview was lulled to sleep: and, as he had this time brought home a heavy basket, the keeper himself proposed, that as the cloudy weather continued, he should go again the day following. The king, whose newly awakened hopes had brought with them the extreme anxiety and restless solicitude of suspense, being now persuaded that Humphrey had understood his meaning, and that if he could regain the sight of Theodore, effectual assistance might be rendered to him by the friendship or gratitude of the King of Scotland, felt at this moment with tenfold severity the difficulty of his situation in being surrounded with spies. When, however, he had himself arranged the fishing-tackle, and put it into the young man's hands, he said in a tone of affected severity, which the open and even kind expression of his countenance belied, ' Look thou bringest us store of fish tonight, or thou hadst better throw thyself into the stream.' ' So I will,' said Humphrey, ' if it will pleasure your Grace.' The king again trusted, but was not certain, that he was understood: and in a state of uneasiness and mental irritation the most afflictive, he continued the whole day to traverse his apartment, utterly unable to compose his thoughts, or pursue his wonted occupations. Poetry, so long his solace and his employment, was forgotten, and conversation, on the painful terms he held it, was impossible. ' So,' said poor Humphrey to himself, ' I am turned out of the castle !--sent into the wide world to have my tongue cut out--that is, if one of the long arrows don't reach me first, and pin me down to the soil! I see plain enough the king wants me...
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  • PDF | 38 pages
  • Mrs. Hofland (Author)
  • General Books LLC (9 Jan. 2012)
  • English
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