At the Point of the Sword

A Story for Boys

Cover image for

Download


Author: Herbert Hayens
Published: 1903
Language: English
Wordcount: 97,991 / 280 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 87.4
LoC Category: PN
Downloads: 851
Added to site: 2007.09.15
mnybks.net#: 18220
Genre: Adventure

In spite of my English name—Jack Crawford—and my English blood, I have never set foot on that famous little island in the North Sea, and now it is quite unlikely that I ever shall do so.

Show Excerpt

ppeared instantly; even with this added grief she would not let people know how she suffered. Only as her hand rested on mine I felt it tremble.

"Let it be so, José," she said simply. "I leave it to you."

Then she thanked the mountaineer who had ridden so far to break the terrible news to her, and the two men went away, leaving us two together.

"Mother," I said, "must I really leave you?"

For answer she clasped me in her arms and kissed my face passionately.

"But you will come back, my boy!" she cried; "you will come back. Now that your father is no more, you are my only hope, the only joy of my life. O Juan, Juan! it is hard to let you go; but José is right--there is no other way. I will be brave, dear, and wait patiently for your return. Follow in your father's footsteps. Do the right, and fear not whatever may happen; be brave and gentle, and filled with love for your country, even as he was. Keep his memory green in your heart, and you cannot stray from the

(Promote your book here)

Featured Books

Cover image for At the Point of the Sword by Herbert Hayens - Free eBook

Astray in Couper

Matty Cruz Adventure Book 1
R. Marquez

When the economic downturn ends Matty Cruz’s co... Read more

Cover image for At the Point of the Sword by Herbert Hayens - Free eBook

Loose Ends

A California Corwin P. I. Mystery
David VanDyke

"Loose Ends was a great read, if you're looking... Read more

Cover image for At the Point of the Sword by Herbert Hayens - Free eBook

Who Murdered Mr. Malone?

Garden Girls Christian Cozy Mystery Series Book 1
Hope Callaghan

Who Murdered Mr. Malone? Book 1 of the Garden G... Read more

Cover image for At the Point of the Sword by Herbert Hayens - Free eBook

Phantasia

Book One: Into the Rain
M.U. Riyadad

After finding the body of a dragon in a metalli... Read more

Cover image for At the Point of the Sword by Herbert Hayens - Free eBook

Fearsome

Fearsome Series Book 1
S.A. Wolfe

*This is a stand-alone book in the Fearsome Ser... Read more

Cover image for At the Point of the Sword by Herbert Hayens - Free eBook

Anais of Brightshire

The Blood Mage Chronicles Book 1
Jamie Wilson

While rumors of monsters rising in the south bring... Read more

(advanced)
login | register

User ID

Password

reset password

Help ManyBooks by sharing this page!

See it as donating a moment of your social media time, every little thing helps us improve and stay online.

Popular in This Genre

The list of books below is based on the weekly downloads by our users regardless of eReader device or file format.

'Tween Snow and Fire
by Bertram Mitford
The Lost Continent
by Percival Constantine
Across Asia on a Bicycle
by Thomas Gaskell Allen
The Count of Monte Cristo
by Alexandre Dumas, père
The Ward of King Canute
by Ottilie A. Liljencrantz
Treasure Island
by Robert Louis Stevenson

See more popular titles from this genre.