The noble wife; or, Faithful unto death. From the Germ

9781231136416: The noble wife; or, Faithful unto death. From the Germ

This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1881 Excerpt: ...Erika, my beloved wife, will suffer the most keenly." Carleman now bitterly repented his hastiness and base suspicions, which had caused him to act with so great injustice and ingratitude toward his brother. But so it is ever. When the word has once passed the lips, not the deepest regret or the most bitter repentance can ever again recall it. J After the Swedes had appropriated the stores of provision, and whatever else was of any value, they prepared to depart. Miersen was placed upon a wagon and consigned to the care of Alaf, who was seated by his side. Although Colonel Armstrong had given orders that the captives should not be illtreated, he dared not free them from their fetters, which were retained not Only to prevent all possibility of escape, but also to guard against an assault upon those who had them in charge. war, the captives (new prisoners having been added from time to time) were placed as a protecting wall between the Swedes and the balls of the enemy, by which many were killed and wounded. Upon their farther progress over the mountains the Swedes were not molested as they had hitherto been by the Norwegian peasants. Igelstrom saw in this, as he supposed, the reasons which had induced his superior to spare the lives of his captives, and turning toward him, said frankly, "You saw farther than I did, colonel; your clemency has its reward. The rascally farmers no longer shoot upon us, for fear of killing some of their own countrymen. It is easily to be seen by this that they are not regular, honorable soldiers; were they so, they would sacrifice their nearest and dearest in his Majesty's interest, and in the discharge of their duty." Carleman and the rest of the captives bitterly lamented this apparent inactivity upon the part of...

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