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Well worth the effort to find and read. it's free as well. A Ruritanian Romance that was recommended to me. I am on a writing kick to create some Ruritanian fiction. The book opens with the tale ... Read full review
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Archduchess Annunciata arms asked Black Humbert Bobby bowed Captain Larisch chair Chancellor child cold concierge Countess course crowd Crown Prince dead door drew Etzel eyes face father felt Ferdinand William Otto figure glanced gone grandfather Haeckel hand head heart Herman Spier Hilda hour Karl Karl's Karnia King Otto King's knew legs letter little King little Prince Livonia looked madame marriage matter Mettlich mind Miss Braithwaite morning mother never night Nikky Larisch Nikky's old Adelbert old King Olga Loschek once opened Palace paper perhaps Peter Niburg pocket Prince Ferdinand William Princess Hedwig roof rose roused Royal Highness Scenic Railway sentries shoulders silent sire sleep smiled soldier stared stood strange streets suddenly talk tell things thought throne took trifle turned voice waited watched window young
Page 301 - Fifteen men on a dead man's chest, Yo-ho-ho, and a bottle of rum; Drink and the Devil had done for the rest, Yo-ho-ho, and a bottle of rum.
Page 7 - Hugli, in a short skirt, a black velvet bodice, and a white apron, with two yellow braids over her shoulders, was listening with all the coyness of forty years and six children at home to the love-making of a man in a false black beard. The Archduchess, sitting well back, was nodding.
Page 86 - Although the season was early spring and there was more than a hint of winter in the air, the Scenic Railway, he perceived, was already open for business.
Page 363 - A man with a handkerchief tied over the lower half of his face mounted the shoulders of two companions, and harangued the crowd.
Page 316 - In all the years he had known her she had never been reckless.