The Burgomaster's Wife — Volume 03 eBook

Georg Ebers
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but did not reach them—­oh, gentlemen!  I shall never forget it, a bullet struck him down at my side.  It probably pierced his heart, for he said:  nothing but:  ‘Remember the boy!’ stretched out his powerful frame and died.  We wanted to bear his body away with us, but were pressed by superior numbers, and it was hard enough to come within range of Junker von Warmond’s volunteers.  The Spaniards did not venture so far.  Here we are.  The Castilian’s body is lying in the tower at the Hohenort Gate.  These are the papers we found in the dead man’s doublet, and this is his ring; he has a proud escutcheon.”

Peter Van der Werff took the dead man’s letter-case in his hand, looked through it and said:  “His name was Don Luis d Avila.”

He said no more, for his wife had seen Henrica’s head stretched far out of the window, and cried loudly in terror:  “Fraulein, for Heaven’s sake, Fraulein—­what are you doing?”


Hat is the sign of liberty, and the free man keeps his hat on Must take care not to poison the fishes with it

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