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Pre-Raphaelitism
by John Ruskin
Binding: Hardcover, 136 pages
Publisher: Kessinger Publishing, LLC
Weight: 0.82 pound
Dimension: H: 0.75 x L: 9 x W: 0.5 inches
ISBN 10: 0548111820
ISBN 13: 9780548111826
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Purchase of this book includes free trial access to www.million books.com where you can read more than a million books for free. This is an OCR edition with typos. Excerpt from book: CHAPTER m. HOW J1U. HANS SET OFF ON AN EXPEDITION TO THE OOLDEM RIVER, AND HOW HE PROSPERED THEREIN. The King of the Golden River had hardly made the extraordinary exit related in the last chapter, before Hans and Schwartz came roaring into the house, very savagely drunk. The discovery of the total loss of their last piece of plate had the effect of sobering them just enough to enable them to stand over Gluck, beating him very steadily for a quarter of an hour; at the expiration of which period they dropped into a couple of chairs, and requested to know what he had got to say for himself. Gluck told them his story, of which of course they did not believe a word. They beat him again, till their arms were tired, and staggered to bed. In the morning, however, the steadiness with which he adhered to his story obtained him some degree of credence; the immediate consequence of which was, that the two brothers,.after wrangling a long time on the knotty question, which of them should try his fortune first, drew their swords, and began fighting. The noise of the fray alarmed the neighbors, who, finding they could not pacify the combatants, sent for the constable. Hans, on hearing this, contrived to escape, and hid himself; but Schwartz was taken before the magistrate, fined for breaking the peace, and, having drunk out his last penny the evening before, was thrown into prison till he should pay. 1 When Hans heard this, he was much delighted, and deter mined to set out immediately for the Golden River. How toget the holy water, was the question. He went to the priest, but the priest could not give any holy water to so abandoned a character. So Hans went to vespers in the evening for the first time in his life, and, under pretence of crossing himself, stole a cupful, and returned ...


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