Excerpt: ...snarled Marlanx. "Why don't you do it, sir, and let us have the benefit of your superior intelligence? No, gentlemen, all this prating of loyalty need not deceive us," he cried, springing to his feet. "The fellow is nothing more nor less than an infernal spy-and the Tower is the place for him! He can do no harm there." "If it were my ...
Excerpt: ...snarled Marlanx. "Why don't you do it, sir, and let us have the benefit of your superior intelligence? No, gentlemen, all this prating of loyalty need not deceive us," he cried, springing to his feet. "The fellow is nothing more nor less than an infernal spy-and the Tower is the place for him! He can do no harm there." "If it were my intention to do harm, gentlemen, do you imagine that I should withhold my information for days?" asked Baldos. "If I am a spy, you may rest assured that Count Marlanx's kindnesses should not have been so long disregarded. A spy does not believe in delays." "My-my kindnesses?" cried Marlanx. "What do you mean, sir?" "I mean this. Count Marlanx," said Baldos, looking steadily into the eyes of the head of the army. "It was kind and considerate of you to admit me to the fortress-no matter in what capacity, especially at a critical time like this. You did not know me, you had no way of telling whether my intentions were honest or otherwise, and yet I was permitted to go through the fort from end to end. No spy could wish for greater generosity than that." An almost imperceptible smile went round the table, and every listener but one breathed more freely. The candor and boldness of the guard won the respect and confidence of all except Marlanx. The Iron Count was white with anger. He took the examination out of Lorry's hands, and plied the stranger with insulting questions, each calm answer making him more furious than before. At last, in sheer impotence, he relapsed into silence, waving his hand to Lorry to indicate that he might resume. "You will understand, Baldos, that we have some cause for apprehension," said Lorry, immensely gratified by the outcome of the tilt. "You are a stranger; and, whether you admit it or not, there is reason to believe that you are not what you represent yourself to be." "I am a humble guard at present, sir, and a loyal one. My life is yours should I prove otherwise." Yetive whispered...
Good. First Edition Stated. HB, Dodd, Mead & Company, New York, 1904, 1st, illustrated by Harris N. Fisher. Blue cloth with 1/3 page paste down with white lettering is showing shelf wear, a partial glass ring on front cover, ex-library with sticker on inside front cover that has discolored the fep, cracked hinge at frontis, page 107 and 109 have a small tear at edge, weak hinges, pretty tight. Good.
Good. Publisher: Grosset & Dunlap, Date of Publication: 1904Binding: hard coverEdition: Condition: Good/No JacketDescription: Hardcover in good condition. Previous owner's name inside front cover. Harrison Fisher illustration attached on front cover.
Reading Copy. No Jacket. Hard Back. 12mo-over 6¾"-7¾" tall. The spine is loose from the pages.....The pages are browning......The hard cover has some wear around the edges.......Check out our books on tape....We ship everyday or next day........We are very careful when we list our books, but sometimes something minor may get by.
Fair. Hardcover. 12mo-over 6¾"-7¾" tall. FIRST EDITION, first printing. Full blue cloth with with lettering on the spine and front cover, front right of cover is a paste down plate of a woman, moderate shelf wear, slightly soiled plate, previous owner's name in pencil on the front free endpaper. Book is cocked. Penciled marginalia at the top of a few pages. Color frontispiece plate and several other plates by Fisher. Overall in FAIR PLUS condition.
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