A March on London

Being a Story of Wat Tyler's Insurrection

Author: G. A. Henty
Published: 1911
Language: English
Wordcount: 114,010 / 312 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 65.6
LoC Categories: PR, PZ
Downloads: 1,279
mnybks.net#: 3488
Genre: Young Readers
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his father had seen with regret that there was but little hope of making a profound scholar of him, and that unless he himself could discover the solution of the problems that still eluded him, there was little chance of it being found by his successor.

Once roused, he had the good sense to see that it was not in such a life that Edgar was likely to find success, and he wisely abandoned the idea of pressing a task upon him that he saw was unfitted to the boy's nature. The energy with which Edgar worked with his instructors in arms--who had been already twice changed, so as to give him a greater opportunity of attaining skill with his weapons--and the interest with which the lad listened to tales of adventure, showed the direction in which his bent lay. For the last two years his father had frequently read to him the records of Sir Walter Manny and other chroniclers of war and warlike adventure, and impressed upon him the virtues necessary to render a man at once a great soldier and a great man.

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