Excerpt: ... that. But since you, my brother, failed to identify me, certainly his excellency will not. I shall make no slip as in your case. And you will not betray me when I tell you that I have returned principally to find out whence came those thousand crowns." "Ah! Find that out, Hans; yes, yes!" Hermann began to look more like himself. "But what was your part?" "Mine? I was to tell where her highness and her nurse were to be at a certain hour of the day. Nothing more was necessary. My running away was the expression ...
Excerpt: ... that. But since you, my brother, failed to identify me, certainly his excellency will not. I shall make no slip as in your case. And you will not betray me when I tell you that I have returned principally to find out whence came those thousand crowns." "Ah! Find that out, Hans; yes, yes!" Hermann began to look more like himself. "But what was your part?" "Mine? I was to tell where her highness and her nurse were to be at a certain hour of the day. Nothing more was necessary. My running away was the expression of my guilt; otherwise they would never have connected me with the abduction." "Have you any suspicions?" "None. And remember, you must not know me, Hermann, no matter where we meet. I am sleepy." Hans rose. And this, thought Hermann, his bewilderment gaining life once more, and this calm, unruffled man, whose hair was whiter than his own, a veteran of the bloodiest civil war in history, this prosperous mechanic, was his little brother Hans! " Hans, have you no other greeting?" Hermann asked, spreading out his arms. The wanderer's face beamed; and the brothers embraced. "You forgive me, then, Hermann?" "Must I not, little Hans? You are all that is left me of the blood. True, I swore that if ever I saw you again I should curse you." The two stood back from each other, but with arms still entwined. "Perhaps, Hans, I did not watch you closely enough in those days." "And what has become of the principal cause?" "The cause?" "Tekla." "Bah! She is fat and homely and the mother of seven squalling children." "What a world! To think that Tekla should be at the bottom of all this tangle! What irony! I ruin my life, I break the heart of the grand duke, I nearly cause war between two friendly states
Good. No Jacket. Size: 8vo-over 7¾"-9¾" tall; Type: Hard Back Hardcover Book In Good Condition. No Jacket. Illustrated by Andre Castaigne. Early Reprint of this Harold MacGrath novel of the classic Geman Fairy Tale, "The Goose Girl". The story uses the false bride plot with a good-hearted princess being seized by her maid and turned into a common goose girl. Binding of red cloth with paper illustration affixed to front, of the Goose Girl. Illustration is worn, white tape size strip on her face. Boards are clean, edges rubbed, wear to corners and spine ends. Sewn binding is tight, solid and square. Writing from prev owner on ffep. Frontis: the Goose Girl--'They Acclaimed her Queen'. This page has a small closed tear on the lower edge. Internals are clean and unmarked, no tears, no creases, pages toned. 383 pages. 5 x 7.5 inches. Grosset & Dunlap, New York, 1909.
Good. No Jacket. 12mo-over 6¾"-7¾" tall. Olive-green boards with gold-color lettering, 383 pp., frontis. with tissue guard and 4 text illustrations by Andre Castaigone. Moderwear at spine ends and corner tips, faint crease on first few pages, previous owner's name on front free endpaper, old Syracuse, NY bookseller's label on rear pastedown endpaper, clean text, tight binding.
Good. Well kept 1909 Bobbs Merrill Press hardcover, green cloth hardcover, unmarked and tight, light wear. We take great pride in accurately describing the condition of our books, ship within 48 hours and offer a 100% money back guarantee.
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