Emir Malek, Prince of the Assassins, an Historical Novel [Signed J.B.].
by John Henry Barrow


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Purchase of this book includes free trial access to www.million-books.com where you can read more than a million books for free. This is an OCR edition with typos. Excerpt from book: CHAP. III. " In court he liude, not like a carpette knyghte, Whose glorye is in garments, and his tongue." Whktbtons. It was past midnight, when, from a remote and unguarded part of the ramparts of Lapida, a tall figure, enveloped in an Albanian capote, precipitated himself into the moat below. Notwithstanding the encumbrance of his ample habiliment, he soon dashed through the water, and gained the other side of the moat. The noise, however, occasioned by his descent, and the splashing of the waters, had not been unheard by the nearest sentinel. The alarm was instantly given; and, by the light of a large ball of Greek fire that was immediately thrown up into the air, and for a few seconds vividly illuminatedsurrounding objects, the fugitive was clearly seen to be betaking himself to the woods that covered the neighbouring country. All Lapida was instantly in motion. The great bell of the watch-tower was tolled; cresset lamps were hoisted in every direction; the ladies were rudely awakened from the gay dreams in which they were indulging, in their bowers; the knights and soldiers ran to their arms; and the holy fathers and the citizens to their prayers.?At the guardhouse all was activity and preparation. The ponderous drawbridge was slowly lowered over the moat; and as soon as its massive chains had ceased to creak, and its extremity had closed, with a tremendous crash, into the socket destined to receive it, the portcullis was raised by the strong though clumsy machinery familiar to that age. No sooner had this been done, than the whole military force of Lapida came thundering over the bridge; the horses of the knights, partici- pating, one might almost say, in the ardour of their riders, could scarcely be restrained in any order. Headlong they came, cavalry and ...


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  • ISBN-13: 9781143571374
  • ISBN-10: 1143571371
  • Publisher: Nabu Press
  • Publish Date: February 2010
  • Page Count: 820
  • Dimensions: 9.69 x 7.44 x 1.63 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 3.17 pounds


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