A Hero of Romance by Richard Marsh
By Richard Marsh
This ancient e-book can have quite a few typos and lacking textual content. buyers can obtain a unfastened scanned reproduction of the unique publication (without typos) from the writer. no longer listed. no longer illustrated. 1900 version. Excerpt: ...but the belief used to be tempting. "I shouldn't be stunned if I did cross. How a lot will you row me for?" The ferryman hesitated. He used to be most likely debating inside of himself as to the ability of the younger gentleman's wallet, and likewise now not improbably as to his means for being bled. "I'll row you there for 5 shillings." yet Bertie was once now not relatively so verdant as he regarded. "I'll provide you with eighteenpence." "Well, you're a funky hand, you're, to supply a guy eighteenpence for what he desires 5 shillings for. yet I don't are looking to be tough upon a tender gentleman what's a tender gentleman. I'll row you there for 4; a man's received to reside, you recognize, and it isn't as if you sought after a ship to row yourself." yet Bertie used to be not able to determine his approach to paying 4. ultimately a cut price was once struck for part a crown. Then an issue happened as to alter, and Bertie entrusted one in every of his useful sovereigns to the ferryman to get replaced on the Swan. Then a ship was once introduced, a lad no longer a great deal older than Bertie was once put accountable, the fare was once paid prematurely, and a commence used to be made for Kingston. by the point they reached that old city, Bertie used to be hungry in earnest. The stroll, the force, and now the row within the freshness of the early morning had mixed to provide him an urge for food which, at Mecklemburg residence, could were appeared with substantial disapproval. Now, too, the fast commons of the day sooner than have been remembered; and as Bertie fingered the money in his wallet he suggestion without moderate pride of the great things within the consuming and consuming line which it can purchase. He used to be landed at his personal request at the Middlesex aspect of Kingston Bridge, and having generously made the lad who had rowed him richer through the sum of sixpence, he...
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Pour tirer d'eux ce qu'on leur prête, Il faut que l'on en vienne aux coups ; Il faut plaider, il faut combattre : Laissez-leur prendre un pied chez vous, Ils en auront bientôt pris quatre. 56 FABLE VIII L'AIGLE ET L'ESCARBOT L'Aigle donnait la chasse à Maître Jean Lapin, Qui droit à son terrier s'enfuyait au plus vite. Le trou de l'Escarbot se rencontre en chemin : Je laisse à penser si ce gîte Était sûr ; mais où mieux ? Jean Lapin s'y blottit. L'Aigle fondant sur lui nonobstant cet asile, L'Escarbot intercède et dit : Princesse des Oiseaux, il vous est fort facile D'enlever malgré moi ce pauvre malheureux ; Mais ne me faites pas cet affront, je vous prie.
Le Magistrat suait en son lit de Justice. Après qu'on eut bien contesté, Répliqué, crié, tempêté, 50 Le Juge, instruit de leur malice, Leur dit : « Je vous connais de longtemps, mes amis ; Et tous deux vous paierez l'amende : Car toi, Loup, tu te plains, quoiqu'on ne t'ait rien pris ; Et toi, Renard, as pris ce que l'on te demande. » Le Juge prétendait qu'à tort et à travers On ne saurait manquer condamnant un pervers. FABLE IV LES DEUX TAUREAUX ET UNE GRENOUILLE Deux Taureaux combattaient à qui posséderait Une Génisse avec l'empire.
L'Aigle fondant sur lui nonobstant cet asile, L'Escarbot intercède et dit : Princesse des Oiseaux, il vous est fort facile D'enlever malgré moi ce pauvre malheureux ; Mais ne me faites pas cet affront, je vous prie. Et puisque Jean Lapin vous demande la vie, Donnez-la-lui de grâce, ou l'ôtez à tous deux : C'est mon voisin, c'est mon compère. L'Oiseau de Jupiter, sans répondre un seul mot, Choque de l'aile l'Escarbot, L'étourdit, l'oblige à se taire, Enlève Jean Lapin. L'Escarbot indigné 57 Vole au nid de l'Oiseau, fracasse en son absence Ses œufs, ses tendres œufs, sa plus douce espérance : Pas un seul ne fut épargné.