In The Blue Pike

A romance of German civilization at the commencement of the sixteenth century

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Author: Georg Ebers
Published: 1896
Language: English
Wordcount: 39,269 / 118 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 65.3
LoC Category: PN
Downloads: 653
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Origin: gutenberg.org

The Blue Pike was the name of a German tavern at Miltenberg, and is the scene of the story; the characters are mostly vagrants, the interest being centered in Kuni, who had once been a popular rope-dancer and a woman of light character. (Translated from the German by Mary T. Safford.)

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of a better fate, should be ruined, body and soul, so young. Thus absorbed, she neither saw nor listened to anything that was occurring near her or in the large room of the tavern, but stood gazing into vacancy as if rapt away from earth.

True, Cyriax and the others had lowered their voices, for they were talking about her and the aristocratic couple on whose wedding day Kuni had stolen the rosary.

Raban, a tall, lank vagabond with red-rimmed eyes, whose ugly face bristled with a half-grown black beard, had a few more particulars to give concerning the bride and bridegroom. He wandered about the world and, whenever he stretched out his hand to beg, gave the pretext that he was collecting the price of blood required for a man whom he had killed in self-defence, that his own head might not fall under the axe of the executioner. His dead father had heated the furnaces in the smelting works at Eschenbach, near Nuremberg, and the bride was Katharina, the eldest of the three daughters of the owner, old Har

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