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In the Palace of the King

F. Marion Crawford

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Book Excerpt: 
. . .part of the palace--he was not a human being, but a lamplighter. They went on, down a short flight of broad steps, and then through a wider corridor where the lights were better, though the night breeze was blowing in and made them flicker and flare.

A corporal's guard of the household halberdiers came swinging down at a marching step, coming from the terrace beyond. The corporal crossed his halberd in salute, but Don John stopped him, for he understood at once that a sentry had been set at his door.

"I want no guard," he said. "Take the man away."

"The General ordered it, your Highness," answered the man, respectfully.

"Request your captain to report to the General that I particularly desire no sentinel at my door. I have no possessions to guard except my reputation, and I can take care of that myself." He laughed good-naturedly.

The corporal grinned--he was a very dark, broad-faced man, with high cheek bones, and ears that . . . Read More

Community Reviews

This is the first Marion Crawford I read, and it resulted in me going out and buying a half-dozen of his works just because I enjoyed the writing so much! The hero dares fall in love with a Spanish lady of rank, and many are the hair's-breadth escapes that ensue.
A tale of old Spain.