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. 1884 edition. Excerpt: ...the Holy Empire was commissioned to lay before him, confidentially, the position of the Tsarevitch. "Do not let him see," said Schoenborn's instructions, "how much we fear the Tsar, but represent to His Majesty the duties which the ties of blood connecting us with the unfortunate prince, impose upon him and upon us conjointly." Alexis, who followed the negotiations, simultaneously set to work in London the Boyard BestoujefRioumin, who had entered the English service. King George, who had no mind to saddle himself with fresh responsibilities, turned a deaf ear to these suggestions It was then determined at Vienna to puzzle the Russians by another piece of legerdemain. In the course of the month of May the precious referendary informs Vesselovski that a courier has started for Ehrenberg from the cabinet of the Emperor himself. This courier is no other than Kiihl, the conductor in ordinary of our unfortunate traveller. Kiihl arrives at the Tyrolese castle with a note from Schoenborn, informing the prisoner of the awkward aspect of affairs, and hinting at the hesitation of the Court. Alexis, seized anew with terror, throws himself at the Austrian's knees and exclaims with sobs, "In the name of God and all the saints, I supplicate the Emperor to save my life, not to abandon me in misfortune. I shall be put to death; do not give me up to my father!" Kiihl then informed him that the only means of safety would be to fly still further away in all haste, without even taking his servants. Alexis consented to everything: he wished for no better than to flee to the uttermost parts of the earth. He only insisted upon keeping with him his inseparable page. This essential point agreed to, it was resolved to set out immediately. One...
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