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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. 1899 edition. Excerpt: ...he said, after greetings, "I want to speak to you. Aunt Cardwain, may we have the library?" "Surely, Richard. Fanny, ring for candles to be brought to the library." He told Helen what the Mayor wanted him to do. He neither exaggerated nor minimised his own danger. He did not exaggerate the horrors dreaded by his friend of an insurrection and a sacked city. He expressed his own sanguine hope, very nearly, he said, a certainty, that he should either return or be heard from at the end of a week. "And now, Helen," he concluded, "if you say I am not to go, I will not go." She listened to him while he spoke, without interrupting him, and she did not reply to him when he had done speaking. She went down upon her knees, and remained kneeling for many minutes. Richard, sitting on his chair, prayed also. At last she rose up and looked at him--looked at him as the angel looked at Gideon when he was threshing wheat in the winepress--and said: "Go--in--the--name--of God!" Then she fell upon his neck, and wept. CHAPTER X. EFFORTS TO MORE PURPOSE. Many days before this, the battle of Ipswich had been fought and lost. Bonaparte, as we have related, broke up from Harwich with his whole army on Saturday morning, the second of March. He brought only a hundred and fifty guns, for want of horses for more. On Sunday morning he assailed Colchester, and took it without much resistance. But his attack on the bridge above the town was unsuccessful, for the English had ten thousand men between it and the London road, and plenty of force on the other side of the river, with guns well placed. The fight had lasted all day, and was not Bonaparte's main attack, for to take Ipswich and establish a communication with Yarmouth was...
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